Events - Future of Utility Regulation

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Projecting Electricity-Sector Investments under the Inflation Reduction Act

Hear about key findings from a recent Energy Pathways USA report that models the intersecting effects of the Inflation Reduction Act, clean electricity development cost increases, and the impacts of proposed US Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas regulations for fossil fuels.

Date and Time
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Webinar

Power Up Series (Session 2)

Duke students, are you interested in energy but don’t know where to start? Duke University’s Power Up series will introduce you to current issues and trends in this rapidly evolving sector.

Date and Time
Monday, September 19, 2022 - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua School of Business, Connally Classroom

Power Up Series (Session 1)

Duke students, are you interested in energy but don’t know where to start? Duke University’s Power Up series will introduce you to current issues and trends in this rapidly evolving sector.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua School of Business, Connally Classroom

The Evolving Technology Landscape for Gas-Fired Electricity Generation

Reducing emissions from the electricity sector requires a shift to low- and zero-emitting technologies over time. Join the Conveners’ Network for a webinar exploring low- and zero-carbon technologies available for natural gas-fired electricity generation.
    

Date and Time
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Duke Water Network Spring Symposium: Water-Energy Nexus, A Utility Perspective

The symposium will explore how energy and water utilities balance changing demands alongside fluctuating resource availability, as well as lessons that both sectors can learn from each other pertaining to financing, affordability, and resource efficiency and conservation.

This event is sponsored by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Duke University Energy Initiative.

Date and Time
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall
9 Circuit Drive, Duke University

Public Acceptance and Governance in Energy Policy

Join a conversation about conflicts and consensus building around energy policy decisions and infrastructure projects, including solar and wind energy production projects, pipelines, and transmission lines. Hosted by the Institute for Policy Integrity at the NYU School of Law and the Environmental Defense Fund.

Date and Time
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location
Webinar

Duke University Energy Conference

The 13th Annual Duke University Energy Conference is a free event focusing on our theme of Achieving Climate Commitments.

How will we meet our climate goals and transition to a carbon-neutral energy system over the coming decades? At the 13th Annual Duke University Energy Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 10, industry experts representing private and public sector organizations across the energy value chain will discuss the transition pathways, advanced technologies, and significant investments critical to the energy transition.

Date and Time
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua School of Business + Online Webinar

Power Up Series (Session 2)

Duke students, are you interested in energy but don’t know where to start? Duke University’s Power Up series will introduce you to current issues and trends in this rapidly evolving sector.

Session 2: Wed. Sept. 29, 6:00-7:30 p.m. – Intro to Energy Systems and Tech: Get the latest on key trends and potential gamechangers in clean energy tech! Led by Dr. Tim Johnson (Nicholas School of the Environment) and Dr. Eric Rohlfing (Duke University Energy Initiative).

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua Lilly Classroom, 100 Fuqua Drive

Power Up Series (Session 1)

Duke students, are you interested in energy but don’t know where to start? Duke University’s Power Up series will introduce you to current issues and trends in this rapidly evolving sector.

Session 1: Wed. Sept. 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m. – Intro to Policy’s Role in the Clean Energy Transition: Big fan of clean energy? Learn more about policy's role in advancing renewables. Led by Kate Konschnik and Jennifer Weiss of the Climate and Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua Lilly Classroom, 100 Fuqua Drive

Anticipating Changes in Federal Methane Emissions Standards for Oil and Gas Operations

In this webinar, the AAAS EPI Center will convene noted experts and practitioners to discuss the scientific evidence that can inform federal, state, regional, and local efforts to mitigate methane emissions and their contributions to changing climatic conditions and to identify the most pressing issues related to potential changes in the regulation of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. This will be an interactive event designed to share existing information, surface knowledge gaps, and discuss constraints to the implementation of evidence-informed solutions.

Date and Time
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Exploring the Opportunities of the NC Clean Energy Fund

Jen Weiss, Senior Policy Associate, will lead a discussion on "Exploring the Opportunities of the NC Clean Energy Fund" as part of the 2021 Appalachian Energy Summit.

Date and Time
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location
Online Event

Southeast Energy Insecurity Stakeholder Initiative Kick-Off

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, in partnership with Appalachian Voices and North Carolina Justice Center, invites you to join the Southeast Energy Insecurity Stakeholder Initiative, which will kick-off on Thursday, May 27, from 1–4 p.m. The purpose of the Initiative is to facilitate a broad, collaborative discussion among stakeholders to explore the opportunities for reducing energy insecurity in the Southeast.

Date and Time
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Webinar

The Interplay between the VCEA and Federal and State Policies, including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

Kate Konschnick, Director, Climate and Energy Program, will participate in the panel discussion, "The Interplay between the VCEA and Federal and State Policies, including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)" as part of the Thirty-eighth Annual National Regulatory Conference, May 26-27, 2021. Panelists will explore the role of the VCEA in the broader framework of Virginia and Federal energy policies, including Virginia's participation in RGGI.

Date
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 to Thursday, May 27
Location
Webinar

NC State Energy Conference

Jennifer Weiss, Senior Policy Associate, Climate and Energy Program, will participate in a keynote plenary, "North Carolina's Clean Energy Plan: Overview and Progress," on April 22 at 9:45–10:30 a.m, as part of the NC State Energy Conference.

The State Energy Conference provides actionable insight into the business of energy, connecting technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunity to help drive North Carolina's regional energy economy forward with national impact. It will be held virtually April 19-22.

Date
Monday, April 19, 2021 to Thursday, April 22
Location
Online Event

Beyond Talking Points: What’s in Store for the New Administration and Congress?

Kate Konschnik and Brian Murray will discuss energy and utilities as part of the "Beyond Talking Points: What’s in Store for the New Administration and Congress?" seminar series on March 5.

With the 2020 election now behind us, what can we expect next in Washington, D.C.?

Date and Time
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Understanding the Texas Blackouts: What can we learn?

Last week, an extreme cold front swept through the middle of the country, and people in Texas suffered dramatic impacts as the state’s grid was subject to blackouts.

Date and Time
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Webinar

FERC Technical Conference Regarding Carbon Pricing in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is hosting this conference to discuss carbon pricing in states within organized wholesale electricity markets. Kate Konschnik will be among the panelists in the opening session on "Legal Considerations for State-Adopted Carbon Pricing and RTO/ISO Markets."

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Online conference

The Future of Energy

In this virtual event organized by the Duke University Energy Initiative, get insights from Duke experts on topics like energy access, electrification and automation of transportation, diversification of energy sources and technologies, and pursuit of decarbonization policy goals.

Date and Time
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location
Virtual Event

Advanced Nuclear Tech in a Decarbonized Energy Future: Feasible or Fantastical?

In 2019, nuclear energy supplied 55% of America’s carbon-free electricity but facilities are aging (and new construction's at a standstill). Radical new reactor designs could completely change the paradigm for nuclear energy & aid in decarbonization… if these innovations can successfully move from the lab to the marketplace.
 

Date and Time
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Wholesale Markets Virtual Summit

Jennie Chen, Senior Counsel, Federal Energy Policy, will be a panelist at the Wholesale Markets Virtual Summit. Join public power and other thought leaders at the American Public Power Association's Wholesale Markets Summit virtual meeting to learn from each other, share perspectives and discuss where reforms are needed to RTO/ISO-operated wholesale markets and governance. This event will include a series of lively speakers and panels, and ample time for discussion and dialogue among the participants.

Date and Time
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Location
Online webinar