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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.

In summer 2023, doctoral students from institutions across North Carolina will take part in the fifth cohort of Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows, a unique Duke-based program aimed at preparing energy and climate innovators to make an impact.

Applications for the 2023 cohort are due Friday, Dec. 9.

During COP27 in Egypt, the Duke University-based Energy Pathways USA project brought together corporate leaders to discuss how the private sector is doing its part to move the US economy to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

72% of Earth’s largest companies have pledged to reduce their plastic waste. A new study surveys what they’re doing (or not) to fulfill those promises.

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.

Duke community members, including many from the Nicholas Institute, are playing leading roles in forming global partnerships and guiding decisions on climate issues at the annual climate change conference in Egypt.

An executive order issued by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper aims to grow the state’s clean energy economy by accelerating the transition to zero-emission vans, trucks, and buses. Trey Gowdy told The Daily Tar Heel that these medium- and heavy-duty vehicles will be a key part of successfully reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.

In a new opinion piece for The Hill, Jackson Ewing writes that a credible foundation for decarbonizing the United States' economy by the middle of this century requires clear-eyed responses to unavoidable trade-offs.

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.