Duke researchers' insights highlighted in special section of 'Energy Economics'

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Friday, Jun 29, 2018 - 3:15 pm

Brian Murray, director of the Duke University Energy Initiative and a faculty member at the Nicholas School of the Environment, co-edited a special section in the latest issue of Energy Economics. The section focuses on the key findings of Energy Modeling Forum Model Inter-comparison Project Number 32 (EMF 32), entitled "The EMF 32 Study on Technology and Climate Policy Strategies for Greenhouse Gas Reductions in the U.S. Electric Power Sector."

The special section includes articles synthesizing the results of common policy and technology scenarios produced by the study's modeling teams as well as several companion articles focusing on particular topics the authors have modeled and mined for deeper insights.

Murray, who served on the steering committee for EMF 32, co-authored the introductory overview and two additional articles: "Effects of technology assumptions on US power sector capacity, generation and emissions projections: Results from the EMF 32 model intercomparison project" and "Electric sector policy, technological change, and U.S. emissions reductions goals: Results from the EMF 32 model intercomparison study."

The special section also features an article by Martin T. Ross, a senior research economist at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions: "The future of the electricity industry: Implications of trends and taxes." 

Media contact for Murray: Braden Welborn at braden.welborn@duke.edu or (919) 613-0436

Media contact for Ross: Erin McKenzie at erin.mckenzie@duke.edu or (919) 613-3652

Location: Teer 115
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm