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.

The 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.

Creating 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. We seek to increase understanding and develop solutions along three major pathways:

  • Innovative energy technologies, systems and science
  • Effective, efficient markets and finance mechanisms for energy and energy technologies
  • Creative, pragmatic energy and environmental policies and practices

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.

Download a handout with current information about the Energy Initiative.

Energy vision:

  • Affordable: Meeting growing global energy demands at affordable cost
  • Clean: Reducing the environmental impact of the energy system
  • Reliable: Increasing energy reliability and security

Solution pathways:

  • Innovative energy technologies, systems and science
  • Effective, efficient markets and finance mechanisms for energy and energy technologies
  • Creative, pragmatic energy and environmental policies and practices

Pillars to our approach:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Engagement

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

 
Jul
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Location: Appalachian State University
Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
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Location: Duke's West Campus
Time: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm