Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Power Up: Intro to Energy Science & Technology

Date and Time
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fuqua Leaman Classroom
Power Up: Intro to Energy Science & Technology


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*** This event is now full, but you can sign up for the waitlist.***

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.

As climate change and its impacts intensify, the decarbonization of energy systems is a pressing priority for humanity. How is the global transition to clean energy unfolding so far in the United States? And throughout the world? What will inform the future trajectory of this transformation? Duke has a lot of smart people working on these questions, and you’ll hear from a few of them at our Power Up series, which will provide an overview of the many factors that will shape our energy future. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot.

We’ll touch on market forces, policy challenges, emerging technologies, and more. You’ll leave feeling more interested in this dynamic sector and more prepared to talk with energy industry professionals at networking events this fall.

There’s so much material to cover, we need two sessions! Students are highly encouraged to attend both sessions, but it’s also okay to sign up for only one if your schedule doesn’t allow for both.

These sessions are open to any Duke undergraduate or graduate student. No previous energy knowledge is necessary.

Organized by the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability.


Session 1: Intro to Policy's Role in the Clean Energy Transition

Thurs. Sept. 14, 6:30–8 p.m. — Big fan of clean energy? Join us to explore policy's role in changing the global energy system at home and abroad. Moderated by Jackson Ewing of energy and climate policy at the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability. Nicholas Institute experts Elizabeth Losos and Liilnna Teji will also speak.


Session 2: Intro to Energy Science & Technology

Thurs. Sept. 21, 6:30–8 p.m. — Get the latest on key trends and potential game changers in clean energy tech. Led by Dr. Tim Johnson (Nicholas School of the Environment) and Dr. Eric Rohlfing (Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability).