Posted On: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 - 3:17 pm

How can the humanities contribute to the energy transition? Writing for the Duke Research blog, undergraduate Zella Hanson recaps an event hosted on Oct. 28, 2021 at Duke. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Ranjana Khanna (director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke) and featured panelists Dr. Mathew Huber (Syracuse University); Dr. Imre Szeman (University of Waterloo); and Dr. Jennifer Wenzel (Columbia University).

This event was organized by the Energy Humanities Working Group in partnership with the Duke University Energy Initiative, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Duke students or faculty members can join the Energy Humanities Working Group by contacting Dr. Tom Cinq-Mars (tom.cinq.mars@duke.edu).

Illustration by Lorenzo Gritti.

Posted On: Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 - 5:55 pm

A group of graduate students from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford took first place in the ninth annual Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition at Duke University.

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Posted On: Tuesday, Nov 02, 2021 - 3:07 pm

Registration is now open for the sixth annual Energy Week at Duke University, Nov. 8-11, 2021. All are welcome to register for the Duke University Energy Conference (Nov. 10), and Duke students, faculty, and staff can join five additional events. 

Posted On: Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 - 8:50 pm

Are you a full-time Ph.D. student interested in energy and data science? The Duke University Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows Program is accepting applications until 12/10/21 for its summer 2022 cohort. Fellows will receive financial support to pursue summer research projects applying data science techniques to energy application areas. Cross-disciplinary workshops with faculty and peers will help strengthen fellows’ research, enrich their understanding of energy and data science topics, and boost their scholarly communication skills. 

The late Jim Rogers talks with a student, with other people and a presentation slide in background.
Posted On: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 - 9:47 am

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.

Posted On: Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 - 9:25 am

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.

Posted On: Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021 - 3:27 pm

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.

Posted On: Wednesday, Sep 08, 2021 - 9:03 am

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.

Posted On: Friday, Aug 27, 2021 - 11:42 am

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.

Posted On: Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021 - 2:00 pm

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.