Upcoming Events @ Duke
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Join the Duke Energy Initiative on Sept. 19 for Carbon trading game night, an interactive Emissions Trading System (ETS) simulation by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Using the EDF CarbonSim tool, this session will help students gain valuable ETS experience in a risk-free, entertaining, and fast-paced learning environment.
Please join Energy Access Project staff in welcoming back students working on energy access projects over the summer. Students will present on their work and share their experiences. Seats are limited, please RSVP by September 20th.
How and why does the petroleum industry extract oil and gas from deepwater (beyond 1,300-foot depths)? And how long will it last? During 2007-2012, 50 percent of the 170 billion barrels of global conventional oil (and gas equivalent) discovered by industry was in deepwater. Global output from these depths is projected to double by 2030, to 14 million barrels/day. This presentation will explain the history of petroleum extraction beyond the edge of the continental shelf and discuss its implications for the future of energy.
Tim Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute, will take a closer look at Congress: What is a congressional office vs. a congressional committee? Do staffers really matter? And what is the congressional calendar and when to engage?
Robert Bonnie, a Nicholas Institute executive in residence and former Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will discuss how federal departments and agencies are organized and operate.
The Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (EEMCC) engages diverse and creative teams to address real energy challenges affecting the developing world. The one-day competition connects students, academia, and industry in pursuit of unconventional business-based solutions that expose unrecognized opportunities with positive social and environmental impact.
Team registration opens September 9th and closes September 25th.
John Virdin, director of the Nicholas Institute's Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, will introduce participants to international institutions and discuss what they do and how they differ from each other.
Martin Doyle, director of the Nicholas Institute's Water Policy Program, will lead this session. More details will be posted here as they become available.