• Duke Remembers Former Ocean and Coastal Policy Program Director

    Rafe Sagarin, the Nicholas Institute's first Ocean and Coastal Policy Program director, died May 28 when his bicycle was struck from behind by a pickup as he traveled home from his post at the University of Arizona. He led the Nicholas Institute’s ocean and coastal policy portfolio from 2006 to 2009. 

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  • Duke Employee Solar Discount Pilot Program

    The Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative is implementing a pilot program to see how residential solar can provide social and economic benefits to the surrounding Triangle-area communities while also providing emission reductions to help Duke University become climate neutral by 2024.

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  • October 22 Forum: Leadership in a Time of Rapid Change

    The Nicholas Institute will host a daylong forum—in honor of its 10th anniversary—to assess how we can harness big data, cutting-edge technologies, and adaptation research to create scientific, interdisciplinary approaches to accelerating changes in the world.

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  • Study on Clean Power Plan Looks at Options for States

    With the right policy choices, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan can be flexible and cost-effective for states, according to a new study by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. The working paper outlines the tradeoffs of three policy options. 

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  • Celebrating 10 Years of Environmental Policy Impact

    Tim Profeta announces Nicholas Institute retrospective: Ten Years of Environmental Policy Impact

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  • Innovating for a Sustainable and Resilient Water Future

    A new report from the Nicholas Institute and the Aspen Institute identifies five near-term priorities to address the need for infrastructure upgrades and resilience building in U.S. water systems given climate change, population growth, new contaminants, and financial constraints.

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  • Sustainability Guidelines and Forest market Response: An Assessment of European Union Pellet Demand in the Southeastern United States

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  • British Columbia’s Carbon Tax Seven Years Post Implementation: Has the “Textbook” Policy Delivered on Its Promise?

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  • FERC Advances Reliability Safety Mechanism In Final Clean Power Plan

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  • 4th AERE Annual Summer Conference

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    New Analyses on Clean Power Plan Examine State Compliance Options
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    States, Nations Announce Commitments Ahead of U.N. Climate Conference

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