Energy is essential to our quality of life and to human development globally. Yet, meeting energy needs reliably while improving environmental quality remains one of the greatest challenges for this century.

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.

Job Openings

Energy Access Project Research Analyst (Policy Associate)


Occupational Summary
This position takes an active role in assisting with specialized research activities, in planning and operations, and in providing expertise to the Energy Access Project (EAP) at the Nicholas Institute & Energy Initiative. The role will focus especially in driving forward activities within EAP’s Modernizing Energy Access Finance work stream and Powering Productivity and Healthy Communities work stream.  

Work Performed

Advisory Committees

    Faculty Advisory Committee

    The committee includes faculty representatives from each of the key University units. It focuses on developing, coordinating and promoting energy education, research, and engagement programs across the university. Current participants:

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