Posted On: Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021 - 10:00 am

Spring may just have sprung, but the heat is on for Duke students planning a productive summer. And the Energy Internship Program, organized by the Duke University Energy Initiative in partnership with the Energy Access Project at Duke, is offering plenty of options for students interested in exploring the energy sector.  

Headshots with identifying information underneath: Sara Bogdan MEM'15, Jetblue. Manisha Shah MPP'95, EmStar Consulting. Elizabeth Turnbull MEM/MBA'11, Portland General Electric. Tiffany Wilson PhD'17, CleanChoice Energy.
Posted On: Friday, Mar 19, 2021 - 3:31 pm

At Duke University’s annual Women in Energy event in March 2021, four alumnae in energy discussed their professional journeys, the skills that help them succeed in their current roles, gender diversity in the energy workplace, and advice for students interested in energy careers.

Posted On: Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021 - 12:00 am

US & Canadian policy experts zoom about zero-emission vehicles! Watch this webinar for insights on what's next for sustainable transport policy & how the US and Canada may be able to collaborate. 

Beyond Talking Points: Energy & Utilities
Posted On: Friday, Mar 05, 2021 - 12:42 pm

During a webinar organized by Duke In DC on March 5, 2021, experts from Duke University and the Aspen Institute spoke with journalist Kristi Swartz (E&E News) about current policy conversations surrounding energy and utilities—including what they perceive as high-priority issues for President Biden and the 117th Congress to address.

WATCH: Understanding the Texas blackouts: What lessons can we learn?
Posted On: Monday, Mar 01, 2021 - 5:38 pm

On Feb. 25, 2021, a week after an unusual cold snap led to widespread blackouts and triggered devastating impacts for communities, the Niskanen Center and the Duke University Energy Initiative co-hosted a discussion about what happened in Texas and what can be learned to prevent similar events in the future, both in Texas and elsewhere. 

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Posted On: Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 - 8:30 am

Curious about careers related to energy access and energy transitions in low- and middle-income countries?  Check out the recording of a February 2021 webinar focused on opportunities in governmental agencies and development banks. This is the second of two virtual career talks organized by the Energy Access Project at Duke University and the Duke University Energy Initiative in February 2021. Duke students from diverse undergraduate and graduate degree programs learned from professionals about their organizations, roles, energy career journeys, and advice.  

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Posted On: Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 - 2:57 pm

At Duke University's Energy Data Analytics Symposium in December 2020, experts talked shop about how data science techniques can transform energy systems to become more accessible, affordable, reliable, and clean. More than 200 researchers, energy professionals, and students from 19 countries and nearly 100 organizations took part in the two-day convening hosted by Duke University's Energy Data Analytics Lab.

Posted On: Monday, Feb 01, 2021 - 12:00 am

Energy Initiative director Dr. Brian Murray appeared on China Global Television Network’s World Insight Program to discuss the prospect for U.S.-China collaboration on tackling climate change. Murray emphasized the potential for the two countries to work more closely on discovering new technologies and ensuring they are adopted by the U.S. and China, as well as other countries (including emerging markets in low- and middle-income countries). (Murray’s contributions to the conversation begin around 11:43 in the video.)

Posted On: Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 - 3:08 pm

President Biden's cancellation of Keystone XL pipeline approval may've gotten US-Canada climate and energy relations off to a rocky start. But Biden's bold climate agenda could help both countries build a stronger, cleaner North American economy and drive global progress, argue Brian Murray & Stewart Elgie in the Toronto Star. 

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Posted On: Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021 - 12:00 am

At this Jan. 15, 2021 webinar, three U.S. policy insiders (including Tim Profeta of Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions) shared insights on what elements of the Biden-Harris climate agenda will get prioritized in 2021. What sectors and industries will be targeted? What policy tools will be used? What hurdles will need to be overcome? And what does it all mean for the longer-term trajectory of climate policy under this Administration? Canadian expert Stewart Elgie (Smart Prosperity Institute) closed out the event with observations about potential implications for Canadian climate policy, including new opportunities for collaboration.