Events

Date & Time
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location
Energy Hub Lobby, Gross Hall 100
Data+ 2018 Poster Session

The Energy Access Project is supporting Duke University science students’ efforts to create an energy access data platform. Through the Duke Data+ Program, a team of undergraduates are working closely with Power for All, a leading energy access research and policy nonprofit, to develop machine learning and natural language processing tools to improve visualization of data and information on energy access in developing countries. They will be among the student groups that will share their work at a Data+ 2018 poster session on Friday, August 3, in the Energy Hub Lobby of Gross Hall. 

Twenty-four interdisciplinary data projects will be featured and students will be on hand to describe their work on their projects. Refreshments will also be provided.

Date & Time
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Webinar
Freshwater Health Index

Derek Vollmer of Conservation International will present on the Freshwater Health Index during a webinar at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 11. The Freshwater Health Index is a tool that measures ecosystem health by making clear connections between freshwater ecosystems, the services they provide to people, and the water governance system in place. During his presentation, Vollmer will discuss how the tool allows resource managers, engineers, policy makers, and other interested stakeholders to evaluate scenarios, understand tradeoffs, prioritize interventions, and communicate basin health. The webinar will also cover how this tool has been applied in various basins worldwide.

Date & Time
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
AAAS, 1200 New York Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy

Tim Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will be a featured speaker on the panel "The Risks of Stranded Innovation:  A Case Study in Energy and Climate Science" at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Forum on Science and Technology Policy in Washington, D.C., on June 21. He will provide insights on innovation potential in energy and climate research at this annual forum focused on American research competitiveness. 

AAAS is the largest multidisciplinary science society in the world and the publisher of Science magazine. The Forum on Science and Technology Policy is widely viewed as the major public meeting in the United States on science and technology policy issues. 

For more information and to register, please visit the event website. Follow the forum conversation on Twitter with #AAASFORUM.

Date & Time
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Location
Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Canada
The Role of Movements and Legal Opportunities in Shaping Environmental Justice Policy

Kay Jowers, senior policy associate at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will present "The Role of Movements and Legal Opportunities in Shaping Environmental Justice Policy" at the Annual Meeting on Law and Society in Toronto, Canada, Friday, June 8. 

For more information, visit the event website.

Date & Time
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Vinson & Elkins, 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, District Of Columbia 20037
Climate Change: Blue Devils on the Front Lines

The rapidly evolving policy and business dynamics surrounding global climate change present significant challenges and opportunities for all sectors. "Climate Change: Blue Devils on the Front Lines," will feature professional and personal insights from Duke alumni on climate policy, disclosures, and adaptation. Speakers will address topics ranging from the corporate and legal perspectives, to opportunities for businesses and individuals to make a positive difference. 

The panelists:

  • Teresa Christopher, vice president, Strategy and Operations, National Audubon Society (moderator)
  • Jeb Stenhouse, chief, Program Development for EPA's Clean Air Markets Division
  • Maggie Peloso, partner, Washington DC office of Vinson & Elkins 
  • Tim Profeta, director, Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Register for this event, which will include a moderated panel, opportunities for conversation, and a reception.

Date & Time
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, 2200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Pricing Carbon in Energy Markets

Kate Konschnik, director of the Climate and Energy Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions will moderate Pricing Carbon in Energy Markets, hosted by the Energy Bar Association, on Tuesday, June 5, in Washington, D.C.

This two-hour session will explore how carbon could be priced directly into Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators in wholesale energy markets to enhance state and national environmental policies. After a brief introduction of how various factors are priced into energy markets, including existing state initiatives such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, representatives of Regional Transmission Organizations and others with federal energy market expertise will share ideas on the legal and practical questions raised by including carbon directly in wholesale energy market pricing. 

For more information, please visit the event website

Date & Time
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 9 a.m. to Friday, June 8, 2018 - 3 p.m.
Location
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Global Forum on Education and Innovation

John Virdin, director of the Ocean and Coastal Policy Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at the week-long Global Forum on Education and Innovation in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

On Tuesday, June 5, he presents "Our Ocean Economy: The Role of Education in Transitioning to a Blue Economy," where he will discuss educating young people on the role that a well-managed ocean can play in solving many of the world’s key development problems, such as ending poverty and hunger. On Friday, June 8, Virdin will speak during the "Session in Celebration of World Oceans Day: Think Blue – Innovation in Ocean Education." 

For more information, visit the event website

Date & Time
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location
Cliff House, Cape Neddick, Maine
The State and Federal Divide: Beyond the Headlines

Kate Konschnik, director of the Climate and Energy Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will be on the panel "The State and Federal Divide: Beyond the Headlines" at the New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners on May 22.

The panel will examine everything from resilience and cybersecurity to state policies that may intersect with wholesale markets. The juncture of state and federal jurisdiction with respect to today's biggest issues is multifaceted and often confounding. This panel will provide an update on the legal framework that applies to this evolving area and explore emerging areas of concern. 

For more information, visit the event website.

Date & Time
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar
Using the EcoService Models Library

Tammy Newcomer-Johnson, ecologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development, will present on the EPA's new EcoService Models Library. This online database allows users to find, examine, and compare ecological models to estimate the production of ecosystem goods and services. Newcomer-Johnson will describe how the library can help decision makers make informed decisions about which ecological models they should use to understand how their decisions will affect ecosystem goods and services. 

Date & Time
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Location
Northwestern Prtizker School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
The Evolving Utility Regulatory Paradigm

Kate Konschnik, director of the Climate and Energy Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak on the panel "The Evolving Utility Regulatory Paradigm" during the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth's 5th Electricity Dialogue on Tuesday, May 8.

For more information, visit the event website