Events

Date & Time
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Location
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Increasing Opportunities for Private Investment on Public Land

Martin Doyle, director of the Water Policy Program at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak during a town hall at the 2018 A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference (ACES). Doyle will discuss Increasing Opportunities for Private Investment on Public Land. 

For more information on the workshop, visit the conference website. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #2018ACES.

Date & Time
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location
Washington, D.C.
ISO/RTO Perspectives on System Reliability and Resilience

Jennifer Chen, senior counsel for federal energy policy at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at the Federal Energy Policy Summit on Wednesday, December 5. 

Chen will be a speaker on the panel, ISO/RTO Perspectives on System Reliability and Resilience, from 11 a.m. to noon ET in Washington, D.C. She and other panelists will discuss how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's efforts to study, define, and ultimately address system resiliency could initiate major changes in grid planning and investments. 

For more information, visit the event website.

Date & Time
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:20 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Location
Grand Ballroom Salon B, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Building Capacity to Identify and Value Ecosystem Services
Lydia Olander, director of the Ecosystem Services Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak during the session "Building Capacity to Identify and Value Ecosystem Services" on Wednesday, December 5, at the 2018 A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference (ACES). Olander, who is one of the authors of a series on Ecosystem Services Conceptual Models, will discuss Building Ecosystem Services Conceptual Models for Federal Decision-Making. 

For more information on the workshop, visit the conference website. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #2018ACES.

Date & Time
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Mapping Pollination Services in the Southeast
Katie Warnell, policy associate at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak during the Pollinator Workshop on mapping pollination services in the Southeast on Monday, December 3, at the 2018 A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference (ACES). 
 
For more information on the workshop, visit the conference website. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #2018ACES.
Date & Time
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Methods for Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Decision-Making: Conceptual Models and Benefit Relevant Indicators

Lydia Olander, director of the Ecosystem Services Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will lead a pre-conference workshop on Monday, December 3, at the 2018 A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference (ACES). The workshop, "Methods for Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Decision-Making: Conceptual Models and Benefit Relevant Indicators," will delve into specific ecosystem services assessment methods reviewed in the Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services (FRMES) Guidebook, focusing on ecosystem service conceptual models (ESCMs) and benefit relevant indicators (BRIs).

The presentations will provide detailed explanations of ESCMs and BRIs and examples of how they are used to help build a common understanding of what it means to incorporate ecosystem services into decision making. This workshop provides an opportunity for the broader community to explore ecosystem service conceptual models and indicators in more depth with experts, using participant exercises to enhance the discussion and shared learning experience. Integrated question and answer sessions will provide opportunities to engage participating experts.

Those interested in attending the workshop have the option to sign up when registering for the ACES conference. For more information on the workshop, visit the conference website. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag .

Date & Time
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall (formerly Environment Hall), 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, North Carolina
Economic Incentives in Policy for International and Interstate Resources Management

Linda Fernandez, associate professor of environmental and resource economics at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Economics and Center for Environmental Studies, will present "Economic Incentives in Policy for International and Interstate Resources Management" on Friday, November 30.

Date & Time
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room, Duke University Campus
Searching for Answers Along China’s Belt and Road

Jackson Ewing, senior fellow at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will host and chair "Searching for Answers Along China’s Belt and Road" at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 29.

China’s touts its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the largest international infrastructure project in human history. Drawing comparisons to post-WWII reconstruction in Europe, the BRI seeks to connect China to countries near and far over land and sea and is becoming a signature foreign policy enterprise for Chinese President Xi Jinping. Understanding this modern initiative requires considering China’s historical, cultural, and economic place in its traditional neighborhood and beyond.

This session will contextualize the BRI as a revitalization of China’s longstanding efforts to shape its role regionally and globally. It will show the ways in which the BRI seeks to extend China’s cultural influence and soft power, and demonstrate how the BRI reveals China’s growing influence within the global economy. Finally, the session will explore the BRI from the outside in, offering questions about its socioeconomic and environmental implications for recipient countries.

Date & Time
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 332 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Level 6
Emerging Trends in U.S. Renewable Energy Law and Policy

Kate Konschnik, director of the Climate and Energy Program at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at PURPA @ 40: Renewable Energy Law and Policy in the United States, an event that explores the 40th anniversary of PURPA—one of the nation’s most important renewable energy statutes.

Konschnik will be among panelists during the session "Emerging Trends in U.S. Renewable Energy Law and Policy" at the University of Utah from 11:50-1 p.m. on Friday, Novemeber 9.

For more information, visit the event website

Date & Time
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location
The Carolina Club, UNC-Chapel Hill, 150 Stadium Dr., Chapel Hill, NC
Energy Transitions and Rural Communities

The electricity sector is changing rapidly, causing economic and social impacts in rural areas. On November 9, Kay Jowers, senior policy associate at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at the conference, Energy Transitions and Rural Communities, in Chapel Hill. It will explore the challenges of new energy infrastructure and the effects in communities dependent on coal-related jobs.

Jowers will speak on the panel, Harnessing the Benefits of New Energy Investments. 

For more information or to register, visit the event website

Date
Sunday, November 4 to Friday, November 9, 2018
Location
Duke University
Energy Week at Duke University

Mark your calendar for the 3rd annual Energy Week at Duke University. The week of events includes:

Energy Week at Duke is organized by seven student energy clubs across campus, with support from the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) at the Fuqua School of Business. This year, the Duke University Energy Access Project, which partners the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and other key Duke collaborators, is a program sponsor.