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Energy Pathways USA is accelerating progress toward a net-zero carbon future by developing workable solutions with public- and private-sector partners across multiple key industries.


As decarbonization gets underway, does your company seek to identify novel opportunities and partnerships, learn from others, and bolster your reputation as a leader in building a net-zero economy?

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Initiated at a time of high expectations for US federal leadership on climate change, Energy Pathways USA is building a community of firms and thought leaders from key sectors to develop solutions advancing a net-zero US economy.

Energy Pathways USA brings these experts and practitioners together to analyze current and proposed federal, state, and regional policies for decarbonization. The project explores a broad range of potential impacts from these policies, including how they may affect the distribution of emissions reductions, costs, technology choices, and consumer behavior. By advancing cross-sectoral dialogue based on robust policy, technology, and modeling analyses, Energy Pathways USA seeks to develop workable pathways to accelerate an equitable energy transition in the United States.

Energy Pathways USA is convened by the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Duke University with additional support from the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Collaborators include ADM, bp, Duke Energy, FedEx, GE, General Motors, Modern Energy, National Grid, Ørsted, RMI, Shell, Volvo Group, and the World Resources Institute. Energy Pathways USA works in collaboration with the Energy Transitions Commission as an autonomous regional initiative of that global effort.

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