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A commentary in The Daily Yonder reviewed the Nicholas Institute's recent report, “Understanding Rural Attitudes Toward the Environment and Conservation in America,” and its implications for the divide between rural and urban Americans on environmental policy.

As part of a Bridge Collaborative project, a pair of new reports assesses the extent to which alternative proteins can play a meaningful role in supporting global nutrition in a more sustainable way than those produced through livestock.

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University is pleased to announce Kathinka Fürst as a new faculty affiliate. Fürst holds a dual appointment as assistant adjunct professor of environmental policy at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) and serves as associate director of DKU’s Environmental Research Center

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced that “25x25: End Energy Poverty Faster,” submitted by the 25x25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative, was one of the Top 100 proposals in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges. The Duke University Energy Access Project is part of the collaborative.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is potentially the most ambitious and widespread international infrastructure development effort ever, but it is generating concerns among the environmental community. Elizabeth Losos was among the BRI experts who spoke to Yale Climate Connections about potential environmental impacts from BRI, particularly the perpetuation of the use of coal and other fossil fuels in recipient countries.

The Bridge Collaborative is pleased to announce the four winning teams of the 2020 Bridge Spark Fund whose work will deliver solutions that benefit people and the planet.

In 2018, Canada finalized regulations to reduce methane emissions from upstream oil and natural gas facilities, some provisions of which went into effect in January 2020. In an analysis of Canada's new rules for the International Energy Agency, Kate Konschnik and IEA's Frances Reuland write that action to reduce methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective options to reduce global emissions and an essential complement to efforts to bring down emissions of carbon dioxide.

Rural and urban Americans are divided in their views on the environment, but common ground does exist, says a new report led by Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

In a FEMA PrepTalk, Kate Konschnik dives into the fundamentals of how electricity is generated in the U.S.

Jennifer Chen spoke to the Energy Evolution podcast about why a recent order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will likely worsen the oversupply of gas generation capacity in the PJM Interconnection.