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The balance between protecting ocean resources and still relying on them for livelihoods is at the heart of what is known as the blue economy. Duke Stories explores how scholars across Duke, including at the Nicholas Institute, are working to expand humanity’s understanding of the ocean, consistent with the university's mission to seek solutions to the world's most pressing problems.

Jennifer Chen spoke to Law360 about potential legal challenges to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order stating that state-subsidized power producers must hit a price floor to participate in electricity capacity auctions run by PJM Interconnection.

Negotiations over international carbon markets broke down again at COP25 in Madrid. Finding common ground on how these markets work is critical to ensuring countries and businesses committed to net-zero emissions meet their targets, Jackson Ewing writes.

The Duke University Provost’s Office has awarded Intellectual Community Planning Grants for the 2020 calendar year to 10 groups, including one interdisciplinary team with Kate Konschnik.

An interdisciplinary group from two universities is taking a data-driven approach to help protect North Carolina’s drinking water supply.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order yesterday directing the PJM Interconnection to impose a minimum price on resource offers into its capacity auction for resources that receive state policy support. Jennifer Chen analyzes the issue and its potential impacts on energy consumers and clean energy production.

America's working forests provide clean air and water, support species diversity, provide jobs, and are an essential part of efforts to address climate change. In an op-ed for RealClearMarkets, Robert Bonnie and Matthew McKenna write that capital markets have the power to leverage philanthropy and government action to help conserve this critical natural infrastructure.

The View From Madrid

World leaders are gathered in Madrid through December 13 for COP25, the United Nations’ annual climate change conference. Jackson Ewing, who is among the climate and energy experts participating, answered a few questions about the conference from Spain.

Tim Profeta sat down with Duke Today to discuss the basics of his proposal to end the political impasse in the United States over reducing greenhouse gas emissions: a federal-state partnership.

To quickly achieve real solutions to climate change, Congress should strongly consider a model that has been successfully proven through our nation’s history: the federal-state partnership, writes Tim Profeta in an op-ed for The Hill.