Co-ops should be biogas leaders in the Midwest

By Billy Barnes, MBA ’23 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Bill Caesar, President of Generate Upcycle and Dan Meccariello, Director of Operations at Generate Capital, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Spring 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily […]

Introducing: “Google Transmission Services”?

by Thomas Nailen, MBA ’23 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Nick Pearson, Global Head of Energy Policy at Google, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2022. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke […]

The role of U.S. Big Tech companies in the energy transition

By C.J. Obikile, MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Nick Pearson, Global Head of Energy Policy at Google, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2022. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke […]

Why more VCs need to consider climate tech in Africa

By Jennie Graham, MBA’23 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Rotimi Thomas, CEO & Co-Founder of SunFi, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2022. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke University or the […]

Transition to low-carbon economy: A Ghanaian perspective

By Sophie Aryeetey, MBA’23 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Rotimi Thomas, CEO & Co-Founder of SunFi, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2022. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke University or the […]

Who will pay to close the loop in emerging economies?

Circular economy inventions need business model innovation By Vishweshwar Vivek, MBA ’23 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Sandra Sassow, CEO & Co-Founder of SEaB ENERGY, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2022. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily […]

Shifting our business mindsets: scarcity vs. abundance

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE I have been thinking a lot about scarcity and abundance recently.  Behind the news headlines about our various crises lurks a profound visceral sense of scarcity. People worry about inflation eroding their spending power, or broken supply chains that can’t deliver the goods […]

The proposed SEC climate disclosure rule and what it means for students

By Zetian (Tim) Zhang, M.Eng. ’19 This article was written in response to the new proposed rule from SEC on The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors released on March 21, 2022. This article voices one alumnus’ perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of Duke University. On Monday, March 21, the […]

Landlords: The (solar) power is in your hands

By Rebecca Phillips, MBA ’22 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Manavendra Sial, Executive Vice President and CFO, SunPower Corporation, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2021. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke […]

Pass “direct-pay” to unlock the full potential of renewable energy

By Anna Hofmann, MBA ’22 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Enrique Alvarez-Uria Berros, Country Manager US, Ocean Winds, and Varun Saluja, Commercial Manager, Mayflower Wind, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2021. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily […]