A new $3 million gift from M.A. Rogers in honor of her late husband Jim will help Duke University redouble its efforts to expand global energy access. The Energy Access Project at Duke has adopted a new name to honor Jim's legacy.
Three Duke experts on climate, economics, and technology discussed the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bills and their potential impact on the reduction of carbon emissions, the need to hasten energy technology transfer, the role electric car ownership can play, and myriad other issues. They did so in a virtual media briefing with reporters.
A broad coalition of organizations from the business, education, government, and non-profit sectors—including Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions—has launched the Southeast Electric Transportation Regional Initiative (SETRI). SETRI has been designed to address one of the region's most pressing needs toward realizing the benefits of electric transportation, namely greater coordination and collaboration among key stakeholders.
Embark on a whirlwind tour of geospatial analysis concepts and techniques. John Fay (Nicholas School of the Environment) offers a sweeping overview of vector data, raster data, remote sensing data, and a range of techniques for analysis and visualization of spatial data.
Leap into electricity markets and learn more about the power grid. Dr. Luana Lima (Duke U. Energy Initiative and Duke Nicholas School of the Environment) explains market operations such as electricity pricing, regulations, adjustments due to the influx of renewable energy on the grid, and more.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest assessment report on August 9 detailing the most recent understanding of observed changes in the world’s climate. The authors of the report conclude that climate change is widespread and intensifying, and some of the observed changes, such as continued sea-level rise, “are irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years.” Duke experts offer commentary.
Dive into this foundational video on unsupervised learning by Dr. Jordan Malof. This talk introduces common unsupervised learning techniques and how they can be applied to energy challenges. You’ll hear about mixed clustering, dimensionality reduction, and more!
The Duke University Energy Initiative and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative have awarded the 2021 Clean Energy Prize to Michael Valerino, a Ph.D. student in civil and environmental engineering at the Pratt School of Engineering. The prize will support Valerino’s project team to develop an interactive, data-driven platform aimed at reducing dust-related solar energy losses.
Check out this introductory talk by Dr. Kyle Bradbury (Energy Data Analytics Lab & Pratt School of Engineering) on computer vision. Featuring discussion of segmentation, object detection, and more along with examples of how computer vision can be applied to get insights about energy systems! The first part of a new series on Foundations for Energy Data Analytics.
Dozens of undergraduate and graduate students from across Duke University are taking deep dives into the energy industry this summer.
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