News - Brian Murray

Four groups led by Duke University faculty have been awarded Collaboratory grants for research into pressing local and global challenges.

In a Nature Conservancy story profiling his career, Brian Murray, Duke University Energy Initiative director and faculty affiliate at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, discusses what motivates him and what the future holds for the energy sector.

An article in The Guardian highlights a special issue in the journal Energy Economics featuring carbon tax modeling studies conducted through the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum Project.

Three Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions' researchers are partnering on a Bass Connections project that explores how the Mid-Century Decarbonization Strategy could be turned into concrete policy for U.S. forests and agriculture.

The Nicholas Institute's Kate Konschnik and Brian Murray write in Utility Dive that determining whether resilience is a stand-alone concept or just a component of reliability has real world implications, including whether it requires its own novel mechanisms and market interventions.

Nicholas School of the Environment faculty member Brian Murray has been named as director of the Duke University Energy Initiative, a university-wide interdisciplinary hub for energy education, research, and engagement.

Wind, solar and other clean-energy technologies are sustaining millions of jobs and adding them faster than legacy energy providers. Brian Murray, the director of the Environmental Economics Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, discusses the trend with CBS News.

In The Hamilton Spector, Peter Shawn Taylor writes that the dream of a revenue-neutral carbon tax is over. The notion of carbon tax perfection has always centered on revenue neutrality—whatever governments reaped by taxing carbon dioxide emissions would be returned to taxpayers via tax cuts in other areas. He writes that B.C.'s commitment to carbon tax neutrality has since been promoted as a target for all other jurisdictions, citing a study by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University that called B.C.'s carbon tax a "textbook policy."

For four years, the Duke Environmental Economics Doctoral Scholars (DEEDS) Program has sought to provide Ph.D. students with the opportunity to explore the intersection of policy, economics, environmental science, and management around environmental topics. DEEDS gives students a sense of what it is like to conduct an independent research project that is directly relevant to policy processes.

CBC News cites a study co-authored by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions' Brian Murray indicating that support for British Columbia's carbon tax increased after it was implemented, perhaps after it failed to result in economic ruin.