Events - Energy Access

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Is a Just Energy Transition Possible? Questions and Light from Latin America External link

Decarbonizing the electric power system and electrifying transportation, cooking, heating, and other energy uses will require massive infrastructure development. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions will lower the chances of catastrophic climate change, reduce air pollution, and create other valuable co-benefits. But, at the same time, this transition will require significant land-use changes with the potential to disrupt numerous landscapes, ecosystems, and ways of thinking and living.

Date and Time
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 1:25 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Nicholas School of the Environment

Energy Access: Unconventional Solutions External link

Duke students are invited to join an in-person session with Omer Bomba Mohammed, Managing Partner at Veritas Consulting. Discuss innovative solutions that are making a difference in the battle against energy poverty. This event is presented by the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project and Global Energy Access Network (GLEAN) at Duke University.

Date and Time
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location
Sanford 201

Energy Data Analytics Symposium: Accelerating Sustainability in the AI Era

*** This event is now full, but you can sign up for the waitlist. In addition, you can register to network with symposium attendees at an Energy Mix on Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET. ***

This single-track, in-person event will explore leading approaches to how data science tools, including artificial intelligence, can help us make energy systems more accessible, affordable, reliable, and environmentally sustainable.

Date
Thursday, October 26, 2023 to Friday, October 27
Location
Duke University Fuqua School of Business, HCA Classroom
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708

Info Session: Energy Access at Duke

Students, staff, and faculty, are you interested in energy access? Join the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project to explore the exciting world of energy access work at Duke! Discover how you can get involved and make an impact, gain insights, network, and learn about opportunities in the field.

Featuring presentations from students who worked on access-related projects last summer, including some from the Energy Internship Program.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Location
The Generator (Gross Hall 100C)

Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) 2023 Annual Workshop

Research and policy workshop on energy access, climate policy, and economic development in the Global South. Organized by the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI), an international network that includes experts from the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project (EAP) at Duke.

Date
Thursday, June 15, 2023 to Friday, June 16
Location
Virtual via Zoom

Rethinking Diplomacy: A Conversation on Climate Diplomacy with Ambassador Robert O. Blake

Duke University's Rethinking Diplomacy Program is hosting a timely discussion on climate diplomacy with Ambassador Robert O. Blake, former senior advisor to US envoy for climate change John Kerry. This webinar is organized in collaboration with Duke's Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability; James E. Rogers Energy Access Project; and Sanford School of Public Policy.

Date and Time
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

How to Increase Food Security and Adaptation on a Climate-Stressed Planet

In this session for Climate Week NYC 2022, Rahel Deribe Bekele (Sanford School of Public Policy and James E. Rogers Energy Access Project) will join fellow global experts to explore how climate-resilient agriculture can help to scale up adaptation.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Mind the Gaps: Mapping Opportunities for Catalytic Climate Capital

Venture and private equity investors are pouring money into climate tech startups and large-scale renewable energy projects. Where capital is not flowing: emerging markets, low-income communities and projects aimed at climate adaptation and climate justice. Join ImpactAlpha and special guests to explore the new Climate Finance Tracker and effective strategies for bridging the gaps.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Online event

Data Innovation for Clean Cooking Finance and Strategy

What are the right measurements to capture the co-benefits and impacts of clean cooking? How do we get that data in front of the right people to leverage investment? This interactive session will bring together multiple initiatives currently improving how we measure impact and build data streams for cross-sector knowledge sharing and new financing options
 
Lead Organizers: Nexleaf Analytics, Duke University

Date and Time
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CAT (UTC+02:00))
Location
Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

Catalyzing Climate Finance for Low-Carbon Agriculture Enterprises

Rural households in low- and middle-income countries working in the agriculture sector feed much of the world, bear little responsibility for driving climate change, and are being disproportionately impacted by climate-related shocks. Climate finance represents a critical opportunity to bring investment and innovations to agricultural settings to improve resilience and low-carbon development.

Date and Time
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Webinar

Lunch + Learn with Riccardo Ridolfi (Equatorial Power & Umeme)

Duke students are invited to join a lunch with Riccardo Ridolfi, CEO & co-founder of Equatorial Power and board director at African utility Umeme.

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Gross Hall Portico (100C), 140 Science Dr.

Life at the Intersections of Energy Insecurity, Gender Dynamics, and Climate Change in Africa

The second seminar in the Gilman Climate Leaders Seminar Series will kick off with reflections by Eric Ndayaho Mvukiyehe (Duke University), a political science professor with deep experience in development and gender issues from his tenure at the World Bank. He will then be joined by Victoria Plutshack (Duke University), who works on energy access and decarbonized, off-grid energy systems in Africa. The two will hold an engaging conversation about tackling climate change and electrification, embedded within this varied, complex context—and explore the role of women-centered solutions in meeting development, political stability and climate goals on the African continent.

Date and Time
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Policy Perspectives: Low-Carbon Development in Emerging Markets

Jonathan Phillips, director of the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project at Duke, will share insights on how climate change is impacting investment in energy systems in low- and middle-income countries and what it means for economic development. Participants will explore how climate finance is being mobilized to support climate mitigation and adaptation goals, get to know key institutional actors, and learn about ramifications for policy.

Date and Time
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Gross Hall, The Generator (Room 100C)

COVID-19: What has it Meant for the People, the Planet, and the Future of Off-Grid Energy Access?

During a session at COP26, Jonathan Phillips will moderate a discussion with top off-grid sector experts and players exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on provision of decentralized clean energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Global South more broadly.

Date and Time
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (GMT)
Location
Glasgow, Scotland, and Streaming on YouTube

Student Event: Energy Access @ Duke

Come join the Global Energy Access Network and the Energy Access Project to learn more about the energy access work happening at Duke, and how students can get involved! Featuring presentations from students who did access-related projects last summer through the Energy Internship Program.

Date and Time
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location
Ahmadieh Family Auditorium (Gross 107)

The Hidden Side of Energy Access: Understanding Clean Cooking

Join the Health and Energy Platform of Action, the Clean Cooking Alliance, and the World Health Organization for the second session in our webinar series, Transitioning to Clean Cooking.

Date and Time
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location
Webinar

2021 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase

Join the 2021 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase to celebrate the accomplishments of 2020–2021 Bass Connections project teams. The Virtual Showcase will be divided into three synchronous sessions over two days.

Date
Thursday, April 15, 2021 to Friday, April 16
Location
Online Event

Energy in Emerging Markets Career Talks – Government & Development Banks

Duke students, are you curious about careers related to energy access and transitions in low- and middle-income countries? The Duke University Energy Initiative and the Energy Access Project invite all Duke undergraduate and graduate students to come hear from professionals (including several Duke alumni!) about their orgs, roles, career journeys, and advice.

Date and Time
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Balancing Competition and Subsidy: Mini-grid Incentive Programs in Africa

What can we learn from countries trying to scale mini-grid deployment? Sign up to hear early lessons from Africa in the latest report from the Energy Access Project at Duke – Balancing Competition and Subsidy: Mini-grid Incentive Programs in Africa.

Date and Time
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Energy in Emerging Markets Career Talks – Private & Non-Profit Sectors

Duke students, are you curious about careers related to energy access and transitions in low- and middle-income countries? The Duke University Energy Initiative and the Energy Access Project invite all Duke undergraduate and graduate students to come hear from professionals (including several Duke alumni!) about their orgs, roles, career journeys, and advice.

Date and Time
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar