Crossing boundaries to meet the needs of our energy future

The Duke University Energy Initiative is a university-wide interdisciplinary collaboration focused on advancing an accessible, affordable, reliable, and clean energy system. On July 1, 2021, the Energy Initiative and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions began the process of merging. The resulting institute will play a key role in Duke University’s heightened efforts to address climate change and its impacts. Learn more about the merger.

The Energy Initiative reaches across business, engineering, environment, law, policy, and the arts and sciences to educate tomorrow’s energy innovators, develop new solutions through research, and improve energy decisions by engaging business and government leaders.

poster,energy mix,thermal power plant,solar farm,water dam,nuclear reactors,lady pinpointing energy resourcesCreating energy solutions with the potential for real impact entails navigating a complex, global energy system, then bringing ideas into practice. It requires seeing the whole energy picture, not just the parts, and performing innovative research to increase understanding and open new possibilities.

The Energy Initiative is one of Duke’s signature interdisciplinary initiatives, a tangible expression of the university’s commitment to interdisciplinary approaches for bringing knowledge to the service of society. The Energy Initiative is organized through the Office of the Provost, and integrates the distinctive assets of six schools: Fuqua School of Business, Pratt School of Engineering, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke Law School, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708