We need to include Indigenous Peoples in conversations about climate solutions

By Lilah Kalfus, MBA ’25 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Chris Brown, Senior Director, Product, Indigo Ag, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke University or […]

Diagnosing friction in renewable investment

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Until recently, I thought I understood the factors that were setting the pace of clean energy investment, at least in the U.S.  Before the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in 2022, I would have argued that the lack of government support […]

Shifting the climate conversation from “billions” to “trillions”

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE On February 28, Duke will host the largest climate-related event ever convened at Fuqua School of Business.  We expect more than 500 public officials, business leaders, Duke faculty and students to attend this event, called “From Billions to Trillions: The Inflation Reduction Act […]

Rethinking long-duration energy storage

By Besith Pineda, MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Adrienne Lalle, Senior Director of Energy Storage at Cypress Creek Renewables, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of […]

Renewables, storage, and the grid: A balancing act in the real world

By Johnny Yin, MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Adrienne Lalle, Senior Director of Energy Storage at Cypress Creek Renewables, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of […]

Lithium supply chain must take environment and geopolitics into account

By Prisha Tiwari, MEM ’25 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Diana Rowe, Global Marketing Director, Energy Storage, Albemarle Corporation, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke […]

How sustainable is the mining of lithium, and what could change in the future?

By Alessandro Lenzetti, MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Diana Rowe, Global Marketing Director, Energy Storage, Albemarle Corporation, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke […]

Does the climate movement ignore tough questions?

By Adam Morris, JD ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Michael Dorsey, Chair and Director, Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service Program at Arizona State University, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does […]

Balancing act: Navigating conflicting national and global interests in fighting carbon

By Kunj Chheda, MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Akash Patel, CFO of NET Power, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke University or the […]

Why we need grassroots leadership and cross-sector collaboration in our climate resilience strategies

By Zelda Hart MBA ’25 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Brian Janous, Former VP of Energy, Microsoft, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke University or […]