News - Brian Murray

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.

Duke University experts, including from the Nicholas Institute and Energy Initiative, offered comments on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest assessment report detailing the most recent understanding of observed changes in the world’s climate.

On March 5, Duke in DC hosted the event “Energy & Utilities,” part of its Beyond Talking Points series. The panelists—Greg Gershuny, Aspen Institute; Kate Konschnik, Nicholas Institute; and Brian Murray, Duke University Energy Initiative—listed their biggest areas of focus going into the Biden administration and new Congress and discussed the implications of the Texas blackouts in February.

NJ Spotlight reported on a trio of Duke University energy scholars—Kate Konschnik, Brian Murray, and Drew Shindell—who discussed the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on energy and the environment during a webinar.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a destructive effect on the oil industry, but may give lawmakers and policy experts a chance to do some productive, environmentally friendly long-term energy planning, three Duke University experts said Wednesday during a press briefing for reporters.

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.