Modeling from Energy Pathways USA finds the two policies can combine to move the country closer to net-zero greenhouse emissions, but complementary action is needed to reach the goal by 2050.

A proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector could potentially cut 50 percent of emissions remaining after the Inflation Reduction Act’s incentives for renewable power generation conclude, according to a new report from Energy Pathways USA. Co-authors Martin Ross and Jackson Ewing are available to speak with the media about the report's findings.

Ashley Ward, director of the Heat Policy Innovation Hub at the Nicholas Institute, joins 97.9 The Hill’s "News on the Hill" to provide updates from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28). Ward is part of a small delegation of Duke experts and students attending the conference, which takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12.

Returning for a second year and open to all Duke faculty and research staff, the Nicholas Institute is now accepting proposals for the 2024 round of Climate Research Innovation Seed Program (CRISP) grants. A virtual information session will be held on Dec. 12 for anyone interested in learning more about CRISP and the application process. Grant proposals are due by Feb. 26, 2024.

Ashley Ward joins 97.9 The Hill’s "News on the Hill" program every other Thursday to comment on the latest climate news.

A small delegation of Duke experts and students will attend this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12. The group includes Nicholas Institute experts Jackson Ewing and Ashley Ward, who both spoke to Duke Today about the conference.

As authorized by Provost Alec Gallimore, Vice President and Vice Provost Toddi Steelman and Vice Provost Ed Balleisen have appointed a committee to lead the search for Duke University’s next director of the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability.

The Department of Energy and others are looking to the "connect and manage" process employed by Texas grid operator ERCOT to connect energy generators to the grid more quickly. Tyler Norris, a Ph.D. student at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, talked with Utility Dive about his Nicholas Institute policy brief exploring how lessons from ERCOT's experience could influence interconnection reform across the country.

Ashley Ward, director of the Nicholas Institute's Heat Policy Innovation Hub, joined the Green Docs podcast to talk about why staying cool is a year-round job.  

At the eighth annual Energy Week at Duke, experts across diverse sectors shared insights on the global transition to clean energy. Hundreds of students, faculty, professionals and community members took part in the event series, which included a one-day conference in addition to panel discussions, a field trip, a business case competition and more.