April 12, 2023

New Playlist: "Winds of Change: Tracking the Development of Offshore Wind Energy"

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

The Winds of Change conference at Duke University (March 3, 2023) focused on the practical realities of offshore wind development in the US.

The conference was co-hosted by Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, Nicholas School of the Environment, and Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) at the Fuqua School of Business. This convening supported the aims of the Duke Climate Commitment, which unites the university‚Äôs education, research, operations and public service missions to address the climate crisis.

A playlist of all Winds of Change events is now available: 


The playlist includes:

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
    • Opening remarks from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, along with introductions by Nicholas Institute Interim Director Brian Murray and Duke University President Vincent Price
  • Panel: Developer and Utility Perspectives
    • Featuring Katharine Bond (Dominion Energy), MaryLou Fry (Equinor), Venu Ghanta (Duke Energy Corporation), and moderator Katie Kross (Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business)
  • Panel: Offshore Development - Supply Chain and Transmission
    • Featuring Hakan Ozmen (Prysmian Group), Charlie Papavizas (Winston & Strawn LLP), Mary Yang (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), and moderator Katharine Kollins (Southeastern Wind Coalition)
  • Panel: Project Financing of Offshore Wind Projects
    • Featuring Ed Davis (DOE Loans Programs Office), Suedeen Kelly (Jenner & Block), and moderator Alan Marks (Milbank LLP)
  • Panel: Leasing and Permitting Strategies
    • Featuring Manisha Patel (Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council), Joshua Robichaud (Bracewell LLP), and moderator Kristoffer Svendsen (University of Stavanger, Tulane Center for Energy Law)
  • Panel: Potential Impacts for Wildlife and Environment
    • Featuring Holly Goyert (AECOM), Brian Hooker (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management), Francine Kershaw (Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)), Douglas Nowacek (Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment), and moderator Emily Shumchenia (Regional Wildlife Science Collaborative for Offshore Wind)
  • Closing Remarks
    • Closing remarks from Douglas Nowacek, professor in the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment and Duke University Pratt School of Engineering