The Energy Initiative supports and promotes a wide variety of energy-related research across the university, ranging from projects by individual investigators to activities that partner our faculty, staff and students with outside institutions, corporations, governments and non-governmental organizations. In every case, our researchers work to maintain the highest standards of intellectual rigor, transparency and objectivity.
Duke University faculty, research staff and students gather each spring to learn about each others' recent work at the Energy Research Collaboration Workshop convened by the Energy Initiative. Topics have ranged from energy materials to energy and environmental policy to energy modeling, and much more.
As energy-efficient technologies proliferate, so do opportunities for consumers to corral the financial costs and reduce the environmental footprint incurred by their energy use. Governments and other organizations worldwide have implemented policies to encourage the adoption of these technologies.
Local Government Fiscal Impacts of Oil and Gas Development
Since the mid-2000s, technological advances have led to a dramatic increase in natural gas and oil production in many regions of the United States. With increased production comes new revenue – and new costs – for local and state governments.