• Catalyst Program
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    Catalyst Program

    Now in its third year, the Catalyst Program aims to build on the Nicholas Institute’s mission by increasing engagement with Duke faculty to incubate and advance new partnerships, enhance policy-relevant knowledge, and create innovative policy solutions based on new creative synergies.

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  • Internet of Water
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    Internet of Water

    What if we could harness more data to make better informed decisions? The Internet of Water seeks to fundamentally change how we manage water by improving access to more water data for real-time decision-making.

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  • Carbon Pricing in PJM

    Carbon Pricing in PJM

    Carbon pricing could be a critical link between state CO2 policies and efficient energy markets in PJM Interconnection, writes Nicholas Institute Senior Counsel Jennifer Chen in Greentech Media.

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  • China's Foreign Energy Investments

    China's Foreign Energy Investments

    The Nicholas Institute's Jackson Ewing writes for The Hill that, while there are multiple drivers of coal investment, China's foreign energy investments can swing the future of both coal and climate.

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  • Research Agenda on Electricity Access and Productive Use

    Research Agenda on Electricity Access and Productive Use

    The Energy Access Project and Oxfam recently convened to discuss the role of electricity access in spurring productive use. Emerging from those discussions is a new research agenda to guide further work.

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Research Program Melds Economics and Environment

For four years, the Duke Environmental Economics Doctoral Scholars (DEEDS) Program has sought to provide Ph.D. students with the opportunity to explore the intersection of policy, economics, environmental science, and management around environmental topics. DEEDS gives students a sense of what it is like to conduct an independent research project that is directly relevant to policy processes.