• Jim Rogers

    On the Passing of Jim Rogers

    The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the larger Duke University community, are heartbroken at the loss of our good friend, Jim Rogers.

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    Spring 2019 Courses

    Duke Students: Dropping a class? Need to add something new? Our staff lead courses on topics such as climate change and energy, ethical dimensions in of environmental policy, oceans, ecosystem services, economics, and more.

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  • Electricity markets
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    Expert Workshop

    The Great Plains Institute and the Nicholas Institute hosted an expert workshop on December 13 in Washington, D.C. for state officials and stakeholders exploring recent energy and environmental policy developments in the PJM region and the potential challenges in 2019.

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  • ACES 2018
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    ACES 2018

    Our own Lydia Olander, Sara Mason, and Katie Warnell will be among the speakers at the 2018 A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference (ACES). Their discussions will provide an opportunity for ACES attendees to explore how ecosystem services conceptual models and indicators can be used in decision making.

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  • Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

    Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

    The 2018 forum explored how integration could address the mismatch between what has traditionally been local solutions for local water issues and emerging water challenges that impact large geographic regions, multiple sectors, and different community functions.

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Q&A with Nicholas Institute Alumnus David Gordon

As an associate in research at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, David Gordon spent his time studying blue carbon—payments to incentivize holders of coastal habitats to avoid habitat conversion—and conceptualizing next-generation water and wastewater utilities. Now, he’s applying this knowledge to integrated planning projects as a utility management analyst with Hawksley Consulting Company.