Posted On: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 1:37 pm

The Duke University Energy Initiative and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative announce the return of the Clean Energy Prize to support the development of energy technologies, products, and services at Duke. The Prize makes a $10,000 award to support novel ideas, potential products, and services that advance an accessible, reliable, affordable, and clean energy future.

Posted On: Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 - 10:03 am

The oil-rich countries of the Arabian/Persian Gulf currently face a dual challenge. As climate predictions for their region suggest conditions could become intolerable later this century, renewable energy stands to eclipse demand for oil. What if these countries decide it’s in their best interest to turn away from oil, harness their immense solar potential, and emerge as vanguards of global climate action? Dr. Dan Rabinowitz (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University) explored this counterintuitive proposition during a March 2021 webinar, highlighting themes from his new book,The Power of Deserts: Climate Change, the Middle East and the Promise of a Post-Oil Era (Stanford University Press, 2020). 

Posted On: Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 - 4:05 pm


Duke alumnus Dr. John Graham joined the Duke University Energy Initiative and Duke Center on Risk to discuss the forces driving the global transition to electric vehicles, highlighting themes from his new book, The Global Rise of the Modern Plug-In Electric Vehicle: Public Policy, Innovation, and Strategy (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021). 

Posted On: Monday, Apr 26, 2021 - 3:58 pm

More than 40 Duke University students presented the fifth annual (and first virtual) Energy Week at Duke in November 2020. The series of learning and networking opportunities, focused on the theme of "Upheaval and Resilience," attracted total attendance of more than a thousand, including university students, energy professionals, and others interested in the future of energy. 

In April 2021, Duke University announced that the student organizers of Energy Week 2020 had won a campus-wide 2020-2021 Sustainability Award for Creativity During COVID. 

Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Fellows Program announces 2021 cohort with students from Duke University, NC State University, and UNC Charlotte
Posted On: Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 - 1:54 pm

The Duke University Energy Initiative has unveiled its newest cohort of Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows, which, for the first time, includes doctoral students beyond Duke as part of the program’s expansion. This year’s seven Ph.D. Fellows are from Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This one-of-a-kind fellows program is designed to produce scholars with expertise in both data science and energy application domains and enables collaboration across universities in the region.

Posted On: Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021 - 10:00 am

Spring may just have sprung, but the heat is on for Duke students planning a productive summer. And the Energy Internship Program, organized by the Duke University Energy Initiative in partnership with the Energy Access Project at Duke, is offering plenty of options for students interested in exploring the energy sector.  

Headshots with identifying information underneath: Sara Bogdan MEM'15, Jetblue. Manisha Shah MPP'95, EmStar Consulting. Elizabeth Turnbull MEM/MBA'11, Portland General Electric. Tiffany Wilson PhD'17, CleanChoice Energy.
Posted On: Friday, Mar 19, 2021 - 3:31 pm

At Duke University’s annual Women in Energy event in March 2021, four alumnae in energy discussed their professional journeys, the skills that help them succeed in their current roles, gender diversity in the energy workplace, and advice for students interested in energy careers.

Posted On: Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021 - 12:00 am

US & Canadian policy experts zoom about zero-emission vehicles! Watch this webinar for insights on what's next for sustainable transport policy & how the US and Canada may be able to collaborate. 

Beyond Talking Points: Energy & Utilities
Posted On: Friday, Mar 05, 2021 - 12:42 pm

During a webinar organized by Duke In DC on March 5, 2021, experts from Duke University and the Aspen Institute spoke with journalist Kristi Swartz (E&E News) about current policy conversations surrounding energy and utilities—including what they perceive as high-priority issues for President Biden and the 117th Congress to address.

WATCH: Understanding the Texas blackouts: What lessons can we learn?
Posted On: Monday, Mar 01, 2021 - 5:38 pm

On Feb. 25, 2021, a week after an unusual cold snap led to widespread blackouts and triggered devastating impacts for communities, the Niskanen Center and the Duke University Energy Initiative co-hosted a discussion about what happened in Texas and what can be learned to prevent similar events in the future, both in Texas and elsewhere.