The Energy Initiative coordinates and sponsors events that showcase a wide range of energy-related research being done across Duke University and by academic colleagues around the world. Most events are open to the public.

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The Energy Research Seminar Series is a forum for faculty, researchers and students from Duke and other universities to learn about and receive feedback on new scholarly energy research. They provide an opportunity for the campus community to learn about and improve research discoveries before they appear in leading academic journals, and to interact with scholars whose research will often shape future science and policy. The Duke Energy Economics and Policy Seminar Series occurs regularly throughout the academic year. These seminars are held jointly with other university seminar series. Seminar organizers may apply for Energy Initiative support by filling out this application form. Currently scheduled seminars are listed below and on our Events page. All seminars are held at Duke University unless otherwise noted.

The Energy Initiative regularly sponsors or co-sponsors research workshops on a range of energy topics. Each spring, the Energy Initiative also convenes Duke University faculty, research staff and students in an Energy Research Collaboration Workshop to share information about their recent work in energy materials, energy data analytics, energy markets and policy, energy and the environment, and many other areas. Information about upcoming workshops will be posted here when registration opens during the spring semester. Details of past workshops, including agenda and videotaped presentations, may be viewed here.

 

Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

Jan
25
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Grainger Hall - Field Auditorium

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and University Program in Environmental Policy Seminar Series
Spring Semester 2019

Jointly sponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Sanford School for Public Policy

Beyond Coal? Exploring Global Variation in Protests Against Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plants

Jennifer Hadden...

Jan
25
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Law School 3043

Many Duke graduate students eventually work in the financial services industry or in contexts where demonstrating understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products can be helpful. 

If you're a graduate student who has not yet taken a finance course at Duke or elsewhere, a free bootcamp sponsored by the Global Financial...

Jan
28
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Grainger Hall - Wegner Art Gallery (2nd Floor)

The Nicholas School Energy Club is hosting Paul Bonney (Duke Trinity '80) to discuss the challenges that electric utilities are facing due to climate change and explain how progressive utilities are innovating and evolving through new market structures and technologies. The talk will include wildfire risks and what PG&E's...

Feb
05
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

For First Year Master’s students: Are you interested in Energy markets? Castleton Commodities (CCI) will be hosting a lunch and learn on Tuesday, February 5 from 1pm – 2:30pm to talk about Natural Gas Trading and Investing, as well as providing information about future career opportunities with CCI.

If you would like to attend, and you are available for the entire session, please...

Feb
05
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Hudson Hall Room 115a

Interested in a career of sustainability? LEED is at its forefront and can help you open the door to multiple growing disciplines. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have...

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

919-613-1305 

Jan
24
Location: The Generator (Gross Hall 100C)
Time: 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Jan
25
Location: PULSTAR & ABB Raleigh, NC (Meet at Gross Hall atrium)
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Jan
25
Location: Grainger Hall - Field Auditorium
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am