Eliminating energy poverty will require the accelerated deployment of technology, a paradigm shift in capital deployment, and bold regulatory models that embrace energy system transformation. How this shortfall is addressed over the coming decades will have resounding impacts on broader development outcomes, the environment, and the U.S. and global security.
The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, the Duke University Office of Undergraduate Education, and the Energy Access Project at Duke University will host the 2019 Winter Forum "Mobilizing Technology and Business Models to Close the Energy Gap" on Sunday, January 6, 2019 to Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
From smarter grids to solar panels, "internet of energy" is enabling new approaches and business models for solving the energy access challenge. Duke students can apply to scale-up their knowledge, sharpen their story-telling, and unleash their creativity in a competition for solutions to end global energy poverty. Applications are accepted August 27 to September 28.
For more information, visit the Winter Forum website.