The recent growth of energy-related data and evolution of data science techniques have created promising new opportunities for solving energy challenges. Capitalizing on these will require scholars with training in both data science and energy application domains.
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.
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.
The Energy Initiative coordinates and sponsors events that showcase a wide range of energy-related research being done across Duke University and by academic colleagues around the world. Most events are open to the public.