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The need for reliable clean energy that offshore wind can produce has never been greater. At a Duke-hosted convening on March 3, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said the state has all the necessary tools to be a leader in the offshore wind economy.

While the Inflation Reduction Act will bring more wind and solar power online, a set of forthcoming EPA rules holds the most potential to hasten coal retirements in the US by 2030, Brian Murray, interim Nicholas Institute director told E&E News.

Policy 360: Carbon Tax

Brian Murray joined the Policy 360 podcast, produced by Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, to discuss different carbon tax approaches and their pros and cons for curbing CO2 emissions.

The Kyoto Protocol turns 25 this month. The framework signed on Dec. 11, 1997, committed industrialized countries and economies to limit and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Comments from Duke University experts are available for use in your coverage.

The Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and Duke in DC recently hosted an event introducing Energy Pathways USA, a Duke-led initiative that convenes partners across multiple industries to accelerate progress toward net-zero carbon emissions.

The SC Electric Vehicle Stakeholder Initiative is a partnership between the South Carolina Energy Office and the Nicholas Institute. It represents one of many efforts by the institute to accelerate transportation electrification in the Southeast.

A new Duke-based endeavor—Energy Pathways USA—brings together partners across multiple industries to accelerate progress toward net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in the US. 

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling June 30 that limits the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gas emissions released by power plants that drive climate change.

Brian Murray, interim director of the Duke University Energy Initiative and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, reviewed the ruling and explained its impacts.

Rising to the Moment

Duke Today took a look at new opportunities emerging around the university for Duke scholars and students to have a greater climate impact—with more on the way.

Duke University’s continued path to net carbon neutrality by 2024 now includes an investment in helping preserve coastal habitats more than 4,000 miles from Durham, on the western coast of Africa, reports Duke Today. The investment was driven by Nicholas Institute research into payments for conservation of blue carbon.