Posted On: Monday, Jun 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

Rick Larrick has been on a crusade to help people better understand how much energy they use. A professor with Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, in 2008 Larrick and Fuqua colleague Jack Soll proposed a gallons-per-mile standard that the federal government added to new car stickers in 2013. 

Posted On: Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 - 12:00 am

A Duke University-led study finds that by strategically limiting the expansion of oil palm plantations into forests and peatlands in Indonesian Borneo, the industry could slash its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 percent by 2020 while still doubling the amount of land available for palm oil production, a major commodity.

Posted On: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 - 12:00 am

More than $300 million has been invested in clean energy over the last year in an initiative monitored by the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. CASE is tracking the progress of $1.5 billion that was committed to impact investing by 29 organizations in June 2014.

Posted On: Monday, Jun 01, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Commencement season brought evidence of the continual and growing demand for undergraduate energy education programs at Duke University, as the Pratt School of Engineering graduated its first students in its minor in Energy Engineering and the Certificate in Energy and the Environment bid farewell to another hefty class.

Posted On: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment will soon offer a free, open-access online course on the oil and gas industry and electric power industry. The course, which is being developed this summer, will provide students with a technical and market-based understanding of the world's two largest and most complex energy industries.

Posted On: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:34 pm

Wood pellet supplies from the southeastern United States can help the European Union meet its 2020 policy goals for increased renewable energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions without decreasing U.S. forest inventories or diminishing their carbon storage capacity

Posted On: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 7:04 pm

The Energy Initiative‘s annual research collaboration workshop on May 5 was an update on how the campus-wide alliance of more than 130 faculty has been pursuing its goals of making energy  “accessible, affordable, reliable and clean.” In short, they’ve been busy! 

Posted On: Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 - 11:58 am

The adage "out of sight, out of mind" applies to electricity use, according to new research from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. A study of 16 years of billing records from one South Carolina utility found that residential customers using automatic bill payments consumed 4 to 6 percent more power than those who did not. 

Posted On: Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

Evoking the energetic spirit of industry and entrepreneurship, the new "maker space" in the lower level of Gross Hall has been named The Foundry: The Design Foundry @ Duke.

Posted On: Friday, Apr 17, 2015 - 12:00 am

The City of Charlotte's Envision Charlotte program is a unique public-private collaboration that aims to build the most sustainable urban core in the nation.