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An interdisciplinary group from two universities is taking a data-driven approach to help protect North Carolina’s drinking water supply.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order yesterday directing the PJM Interconnection to impose a minimum price on resource offers into its capacity auction for resources that receive state policy support. Jennifer Chen analyzes the issue and its potential impacts on energy consumers and clean energy production.

America's working forests provide clean air and water, support species diversity, provide jobs, and are an essential part of efforts to address climate change. In an op-ed for RealClearMarkets, Robert Bonnie and Matthew McKenna write that capital markets have the power to leverage philanthropy and government action to help conserve this critical natural infrastructure.

The View From Madrid

World leaders are gathered in Madrid through December 13 for COP25, the United Nations’ annual climate change conference. Jackson Ewing, who is among the climate and energy experts participating, answered a few questions about the conference from Spain.

Tim Profeta sat down with Duke Today to discuss the basics of his proposal to end the political impasse in the United States over reducing greenhouse gas emissions: a federal-state partnership.

To quickly achieve real solutions to climate change, Congress should strongly consider a model that has been successfully proven through our nation’s history: the federal-state partnership, writes Tim Profeta in an op-ed for The Hill.

In a commentary for the International Energy Agency, Jennifer Chen and IEA's Szilvia Doczi explain the need for comprehensive review of electricity market rules worldwide to enable newer resources, such as energy storage, wind, and solar, to compete with existing power plants.

The Energy Access Project at Duke, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank and Sustainable Energy For All, have developed an Energy Access Dividend for Haiti and Honduras with the aim of quantifying the benefits of accelerated access and increased reliability in those countries.

Climate change is among the greatest collective action challenges in history, requiring solutions that meet the scale and urgency of the problem. Yet progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions has stalled in the United States in recent years.

On Thursday, Tim Profeta, director of Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will meet with Congressional leaders to outline a potential path for overcoming the national political stalemate on the issue and achieving "fast and significant climate action." 

Upstate Forever is among the organizations participating in the South Carolina Energy Efficiency Roadmap, a new effort to identify energy efficiency policy improvements in the state. The initiative was launched this fall by the S.C. Office of Regulatory Staff / S.C. Energy Office in partnership with the Nicholas Institute.