• GHG Mitigation Opportunities for California Agriculture

    As part of California's effort to reduce global warming, the state agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. With California's release of a scoping plan that spells out priorities for the next five years, a new report series details possible greenhouse gas reduction strategies in the state's agricultural sector.

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  • New Source Review and Coal Plant Efficiency Gains

    A new article in the journal Energy Policy examines whether existing coal plants would likely face additional pollution control requirements if they undertake modifications that trigger New Source Review.

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  • Project Looks at Distributed Solar Generation

    Rooftop solar prices have dropped precipitously over the past few years, making renewable energy more accessible at the household level. A new Bass Connections project will aid Duke in achieving target emissions reductions through the creation of a program that empowers employees to utilize rooftop solar. 

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  • Students: Join us for a Tour of Area Energy Businesses

    Each semester, the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions co-host "Power Trips" to educate and engage interested students in energy usage at Duke and neighboring universities, businesses, and other organizations. RSVP for an upcoming tour.

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  • The Effect of Non-Fluoride Factors on Risk of Dental Fluorosis

    In a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment authors find flouride to be strongly associated with dental fluorosis in a sample of over 1000 individuals living in several rural communities in the Ethiopia. 

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  • New Source Review and Coal Plant Efficiency Gains: How New and Forthcoming Air Regulations Affect Outcomes

    Forthcoming carbon dioxide regulations for existing power plants in the United States have heightened interest in thermal efficiency gains for coal... Read More
  • Devolved Access Modalities: Lessons for the Green Climate Fund from Existing Practice

    This analysis was developed for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board, which is considering modalities to enhance country ownership of climate change... Read More
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  • Norton, Regas Join Nicholas Institute Board of Advisors

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  • Researchers Remind Big Potential in the Coastal Zone Indonesia

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