Jennie Chen, Senior Counsel, Federal Energy Policy, will participate in “Can FERC’s Markets and State Clean Energy Policies Work Together?”, an Electricity Dialogue Webinar from the Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
Please note that this invitation-only webinar event is free of charge for all attendees.
Latin America has developed one of the world’s most formidable renewable energy sectors. Learn more about the region’s lessons learned & its future role in the global energy transition at “Power Players: Fueling Latin America’s Future” on Monday, June 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Panelists include Duke University cultural anthropologist Dr. Christine Folch (author of Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America, Princeton University Press) and Duke alumnae Dr. Stephanie Friede (Wake Forest) and Odette Rouvet.
The Nicholas Institute is hosting a pair of webinars to discuss the state of government policy responses to plastic pollution and a recent Duke University analysis of those responses.
The European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST) and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University are organising a virtual USA-EU “town hall meeting” on the role that Border Carbon Adjustments (BCAs) may play in addressing asymmetry in climate ambition under the Paris Agreement, with special focus on the plans that the European Union has to examine this option.
Rural Investment: Building a Natural Climate Solutions Policy Agenda that Works for Rural America and the Climate
The Nicholas Institute is hosting a webinar to discuss a new report that outlines a natural climate solution policy agenda capable of earning necessary support from rural Americans while helping the United States reach its goals to address climate change.
Executive in Residence Robert Bonnie will be a panelist for "Managing Forests for Climate Mitigation - from Theory to Practice: An in-depth conversation on the practicalities of implementing natural climate solutions through forest management."
This webinar will bring together leading experts, including Duke Energy Access Project Director Jonathan Phillips, to explore business models for integrated electrification that are being deployed across Sub-Saharan Africa, their projected impacts for consumers and the African economy, and what is needed to galvanize action for accelerating access at scale. The virtual event is hosted by Power for All and sponsored by the Applied Research Programme on Energy and Economic Growth (EEG).
John Virdin, director of the Nicholas Institute's Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, will be among the panelists in a session hosted by WWF International called "Pollution Parallels: When Does Global Governance Work?". Virdin will discuss the findings of the Nicholas Institute's new report, 20 Years of Government Responses to the Global Plastic Pollution Problem.
The electric power sector is facing major operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Traditional fossil-fuel fired electric power plants have taken extraordinary steps to maintain staff availability in the shadow of contagion. Still, in late March, the EPA suspended enforcement of much of its air and water discharge requirements for electric power facilities unable to comply due to COVID-19-related staffing concerns. At the same time, distributed energy saw over 15% of its workforce furloughed, and new installations slowed or stopped, due to stay-at-home orders.
Hear from Ken Bagstad (USGS), Katie Warnell (Duke University), Charles Rhodes (TBD Economics), and Marc Russell (US EPA) about "Testing ecosystem accounting in the United States: A case study for the Southeast" [DOI link] that details the first effort to develop Ecosystem Accounts for the U.S. at a broad scale. The team will describe the potential for U.S.