Nicholas school alums Justine Chow Kmiecik and Jake Rudulph, both MEM '12, started BaseTrace, a NC-based company that was recently featured in a The Economist. The company uses algorithms to design stable forms of DNA that can be used to map the particulars of underground reservoirs of water, oil and gas that can change with time or with drilling.
In his 30 years at Duke, Aurel Selezeanu has ensured the University and Health System have power. As high voltage engineer and assistant director for electrical services, Aurel works with a team of ten to maintain Duke’s high voltage system, which has doubled in the last 30 years, from about 30 to 80-plus megawatts. Read more in Duke Today about Aurel and his team.
Shannon Arata teaches and works on cases in Duke’s Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. One of her cases involves a lawsuit on behalf of Clean Water for North Carolina and other individual co-plaintiffs "challenging the constitutionality of the N.C. Oil and Gas Commission’s power to decide whether local government fracking ordinances are preempted by state law.” Read more in Duke Today about Shannon's dedication to teaching and practicing law to protect the environment.
Nicholas school graduate student Soli Shin discusses how energy storage can be used to consume energy in a cost-efficient way and potentially incentivize more commercial and industrial custome
Duke alumna Sophia Peters '07 and her colleagues write in this The Atlantic article about how using a “gender lens” approach to energy access programs can allow the millions of dollars flowing to energy access initiatives around the globe to have a greater impact on women’s empowerment.
The term "climate change" have become politically charged to the point that many solutions to combat climate change are hindered in our legislative branch. This Slate article features retired Duke professor from the Nicholas School Michael Orbach and his own efforts to change the language used to talk about these issues to push through policy changes.
Read about one Duke junior's top five takeaways from Duke's Winter Forum on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The event's theme: Power to the people—Tackling energy inequality through clean energy solutions.
Duke’s main campus now offers 11 electric vehicle-charging stations, Duke Today reports.
Congress is awaiting President Donald Trump’s budget proposal with the details about his vision of government. According to some reports, the Environmental Protection Agency may lose as much as a quarter of its budget. One of the EPA’s programs, Energy Star — it puts those labels on appliances — could be slashed. Billy Pizer, a professor of environmental sciences and policy at Duke University (and faculty director of EI's Energy Data Analytics Lab), is interviewed on NPR's Marketplace.
With President Trump poised to issue an executive order aimed at undoing a key pillar of the Obama administration’s climate-change agenda, environmental activist groups have joined forces for what
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