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Posted On: Friday, Dec 02, 2022 - 12:38 pm

In summer 2023, doctoral students from institutions across North Carolina will take part in the fifth cohort of Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows, a unique Duke-based program aimed at preparing energy and climate innovators to make an impact.

Applications for the 2023 cohort are due Friday, Dec. 9.

Posted On: Wednesday, Nov 09, 2022 - 3:22 pm

Duke community members, including many from the Nicholas Institute, are playing leading roles in forming global partnerships and guiding decisions on climate issues at the annual climate change conference in Egypt.

Posted On: Monday, Nov 07, 2022 - 1:34 pm

A new Duke-based endeavor—Energy Pathways USA—brings together partners across multiple industries to accelerate progress toward net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in the US.

Posted On: Thursday, Oct 06, 2022 - 3:46 pm

Faculty and staff across all Duke University schools are invited to submit proposals for 2023 Data+ and Climate+ projects. Data+ is a full-time, ten-week summer research experience that welcomes Duke undergraduates interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges.

Posted On: Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 - 2:34 pm

Over $36 million in initial gifts will launch the Duke Climate Commitment, a new university-wide initiative focused on addressing climate change.

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Posted On: Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022 - 4:37 pm

Duke is uniting the university’s education, research, operations and public service missions to engage our entire community in the relentless pursuit of climate change solutions. Hear more from members of the Duke community already engaged in this important work and find out how you can get involved.

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Posted On: Friday, Sep 09, 2022 - 1:40 pm

The Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship have awarded the 2022 Clean Energy Prize to undergraduate students Michael Wood III (E’23), Hope Pratt (E’24), and Aryan Kothari (T’25).

The Clean Energy Prize ($10,000) helps fund Duke students to pursue novel ideas, potential products, or services that advance an accessible, reliable, affordable and clean energy future.

The 2022 prize will support development of Energy Terminal, a community and media platform the team launched in January 2022 to build the next generation of leaders to advance the energy transition.

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Posted On: Thursday, Aug 04, 2022 - 4:35 pm

Duke students use data science methods to help address environmental challenges during the first round of Climate+ projects.

Posted On: Tuesday, Jul 05, 2022 - 11:45 am

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling June 30 that limits the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gas emissions released by power plants that drive climate change.

Brian Murray, interim director of the Duke University Energy Initiative and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, reviewed the ruling and explained its impacts.

Posted On: Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022 - 10:52 am

The recently merged Duke University Energy Initiative and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, together with the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E), announce the return of the Clean Energy Prize to spur student-led development of energy technologies, products, and services at Duke. The Prize ($10,000) invites all current Duke University students and May 2022 graduates to propose innovative projects that could lead to new products or services that will advance a clean energy future.