Events

Date & Time
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location
The Scrap Exchange, Lakewood Shopping Center, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707
Eco Faire: Environmental Policy Presentations

In honor of Earth Day, Tim Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will answer questions about environmental policy from members of the community at The Scrap Exchange's Eco Faire at noon on Saturday, April 21.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event website.

Date & Time
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Independence Ballroom, Washington, D.C. 20001
Expert Stakeholder Workshop: Energy and Environmental Developments in the PJM Region

Register to join the Great Plains Institute and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions for an expert workshop for state officials and stakeholders exploring recent energy and environmental policy developments in the PJM region on Wednesday, May 2 in Washington, D.C.

The workshop will feature a panel of state officials from the region evaluating recent PJM market design proposals and decisions and developments in their states. A stakeholder panel will detail recent developments in the electricity industry, including some of the recent commitments by utilities to decarbonize their portfolios. A third panel will explore timely environmental issues impacting states and stakeholders. 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Robert F. Powelson will deliver a keynote address.

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

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. 

Sponsored by the National Ecosystem Services Partnership at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, advanced registration is required. 

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.