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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled that “25x25: End Energy Poverty Faster,” submitted by the 25x25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative, was one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges.

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.

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.