March 1, 2023

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to Speak at Duke March 3

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper will speak at Duke University Friday, March 3, to open a conference on offshore wind energy.

Cooper will deliver an opening address at “Winds of Change: Tracking the Development of U.S. Offshore Wind Energy” at the Washington Duke Inn on the Duke campus. Register for the livestream here.

The conference begins at 8:45 a.m. when Duke University President Vincent Price introduces Cooper.

The event convenes wind energy developers, government officials, non-governmental organization representatives and other stakeholders to explore the challenges and opportunities for offshore wind development on the Atlantic Coast in the next decade.

Speakers will examine the practical realities of project financing, leasing and permitting while addressing potential environmental impacts and other issues involved in the planning, development and sustainable deployment of offshore wind energy infrastructure. 

The event is organized by Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment; Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability; and Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment at the Fuqua School of Business.

The effort is aligned with the Duke Climate Commitment, which unites the university’s education, research, operations and public service missions to address the climate crisis.

Media interested in attending the event in-person can reach out to Braden Welborn ( by noon on Thursday, March 2.

This article originally appeared in Duke Today on March 1, 2023.