Events - Future of Utility Regulation

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location
Houston, TX

Is a Carbon Price Next? Developments Across the U.S.

Kate Konschnik, Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute, will moderate a panel entitled "Is a Carbon Price Next? Developments Across the U.S." at the Gulf Coast Power Association Conference.

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, California

Power Outages: Grid Reliability and Emergency Management

Kate Konschnik, Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute, will present "Power Outages: Grid Reliability and Emergency Management" at FEMA PrepTalks: New Perspectives for Emergency Managers.

Date and Time
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Location
Kimpton Hotel Monaco, 700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

An Expert Stakeholder Workshop for States & Stakeholders in the PJM Region “Looking Ahead: Big Challenges for 2019”

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 and the potential challenges in 2019.

Date and Time
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location
Washington, D.C.

ISO/RTO Perspectives on System Reliability and Resilience

Jennifer Chen, senior counsel for federal energy policy at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at the Federal Energy Policy Summit on Wednesday, December 5. 

Date and Time
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 332 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Level 6

Emerging Trends in U.S. Renewable Energy Law and Policy

Kate Konschnik, director of the Climate and Energy Program at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at PURPA @ 40: Renewable Energy Law and Policy in the United States, an event that explores the 40th anniversary of PURPA—one of the nation’s most important renewable energy statutes.

Date and Time
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location
The Carolina Club, UNC-Chapel Hill, 150 Stadium Dr., Chapel Hill, NC

Energy Transitions and Rural Communities

The electricity sector is changing rapidly, causing economic and social impacts in rural areas. On November 9, Kay Jowers, senior policy associate at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at the conference, Energy Transitions and Rural Communities, in Chapel Hill. It will explore the challenges of new energy infrastructure and the effects in communities dependent on coal-related jobs.

Date and Time
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Green Bank Design in the Southeast

Register to join Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions for a webinar, 10-11 a.m. ET, Wednesday, October 17, as we explore successful green bank design examples that could be replicated to meet the needs of any state or city in the Southeast.

Date and Time
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
William G. Ross Jr. Environmental Conference Center, Nature Research Center, 121 West Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Prioritizing Energy Efficiency in North Carolina’s Next State Energy Plan

Jen Weiss, senior policy associate at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will discuss "Prioritizing Energy Efficiency in North Carolina’s Next State Energy Plan," on Wednesday, August 15, at the North Carolina Energy Policy Council Meeting. 

Date and Time
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

FERC'S Order Proposing New Treatment of Public Policy Preferred Resource in PJM's Capacity Market

How should PJM's capacity market handle resources benefiting from certain public policies? Join Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Great Plains Institute for a webinar on Tuesday, August 7 from 2-3 p.m. ET that discusses the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) June 29 proposed framework. PJM, states, and other stakeholders now have the opportunity to comment on and shape FERC's proposed framework. PJM stakeholders likely impacted by the proposal will join us to provide perspective on how it would or would not work for them.

Date and 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.

Date and 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.

Date and 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.

Date and Time
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:45 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

The Great Plains Institute and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions host 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.

Date and Time
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Love Auditorium (B101 LSRC) and Hall of Science, West Campus

Truth Seeking in an Age of Tribalism: Lessons from the Flint Water Crisis

Marc Edwards, Charles Lunsford Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech, will present "Truth Seeking in an Age of Tribalism: Lessons from the Flint Water Crisis," on Monday, April 9, at Duke University. A light reception will precede the lecture at 5:15 p.m. A short Q&A will follow.

Date and Time
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
LaBarre Auditorium, Social Science 139, Duke University, Durham, NC

Large Power Outages of Long Duration: Assessing and Reducing the Risks

M. Granger Morgan, Hamerschlag University Professor of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, will present "Large Power Outages of Long Duration: Assessing and Reducing the Risks" at Duke University's LaBarre Auditorium, Social Science 139 March 30.

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location
Gross Hall, 140 Science Drive, Duke University
Room 100C

Carbon Taxes in Theory and in Practice: Lessons from the I-732 Ballot Measure in Washington State

Yoram Bauman, a PhD environmental economist who founded Carbon Washington, will present "Carbon Taxes in Theory and in Practice: Lessons from the I-732 Ballot Measure in Washington State," on Tuesday, March 6, in Duke University's Gross Hall.

Date and Time
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
BOOK TALK: Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Gross Hall 330; ENERGY MIX: Energy Hub, Gross Hall first-floor lobby

The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution

Daniel Raimi, a 2012 graduate of Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and former research associate with the Duke University Energy Initiative, will speak about his new book The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution from 4-5 p.m. ET on January 25. 

Date and Time
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Duke in DC, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004

Understanding the Chinese Carbon Market Proposal

Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Georgetown University will host a lunchtime talk on Understanding the Chinese Carbon Market Proposal 12:30-2 p.m. Monday, January 8, in Washington, D.C.

Date and Time
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Environment Hall, Room 2102

Revolution and Regulation in the U.K. Electricity System: Model or Warning?

Michael Grubb, professor of energy and climate change at University College London, will present the lecture "Revolution and Regulation in the U.K. Electricity System: Model or Warning?" at noon on Friday, December 1, in Duke's Environment Hall room 2102.

The U.K. was widely seen as one of the world’s leaders on electricity deregulation in the early 1990s. Though the model of liberalisation went through significant changes, many international observers were surprised when in 2010 the new U.K. government embarked on a fundamental reform, giving the state a far more prominent role. To many, it has seemed like abandoning the principles of market competition that had defined the U.K. approach.

Grubb will discuss the UK’s Electricity Market Reform legislation and how, some three years on, the U.K. has seen a collapse in coal generation and dramatic reductions in the cost of renewable energy. 

This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featuring leading experts discussing a variety of pressing environmentally focused topics. 

Date and Time
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

DOE's Directive to FERC on Baseload Resources: Understanding the Legal and Market Implications

Last month, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry issued a proposal to establish reliability and resilience pricing for certain power plants in RTO markets for consideration by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
 
The webinar "DOE's Directive to FERC on Baseload Resources: Understanding the Legal and Market Implications" will unpack this Department of Energy proposal and discuss the legal and market implications for FERC and PJM. Designed for state regulators and hosted by the Great Plains Institute and Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, the webinar took place 1-2:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 19.