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The Energy Access Project at Duke has received a new gift from M.A. Rogers to boost its work developing sustainable energy policy and market solutions in emerging economies. The organization was established in 2017 through an earlier gift from Rogers and her late husband Jim, the former CEO and chairman of the board of Duke Energy. It will adopt a new name in Jim’s memory: the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project at Duke.

Two bills under consideration in Washington, D.C., place the United States at a critical moment in its battle to mitigate the ravages of climate change, three Duke experts said Wednesday during a virtual media briefing with reporters.

A broad coalition of organizations from the business, education, government, and non-profit sectors has launched the Southeast Electric Transportation Regional Initiative (SETRI) to help realize the benefits of electric transportation in the region.

Stray methane is a sneaky pollutant that is hard to track and regulate. Kate Konschnik told the Casper Star-Tribune that regulations would ideally target operators’ methane outputs, but more research is needed to accurately estimate companies’ emissions for an output-based program.

A major new assessment finds that aquatic foods present a potential solution to malnutrition around the globe. John Virdin told Axios that it is "important to get ocean food systems into the global conversation about ending hunger."

Led by Lydia Olander, a project to study the socioeconomic impacts of ecosystem restoration was among 20 projects awarded a combined $2.3 million by the NOAA RESTORE Science Program to scope and design research that will inform future decisions on how to manage natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

The nation is rapidly ramping up the share of electricity that comes from solar energy, so claims a blueprint announced last week by the Biden administration, in an effort to reduce one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases emissions. This has raised questions of feasibility and affordability, which may boil down to whether the federal government is willing to provide the funds to begin the expensive and long-delayed modernization of the electric grid.

Brian Murray was among the Duke University experts who commented on a new renewable energy report from the Biden administration that highlights the potential for solar energy to power 40 percent of American homes and businesses by 2035.

States and territories participating in the Southeast Regional Electric Vehicle Information Exchange have launched a multi-state electric vehicle infrastructure map to enable coordination across the region on EV infrastructure investments.

Pete Nicholas, an emeritus member of the Board of Advisors for the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will be one of three recipients of this year's University Medals, the highest honor presented by Duke University.