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Highlights from the 2019 Duke University Energy Conference

The 11th annual Duke University Energy Conference brought 300 students, faculty, and industry executives together in November at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business to discuss the changing energy industry landscape. “Despite lots of debate and decades of inaction, we increasingly recognize that energy transition is essential,” said EDGE executive director Dan Vermeer in welcome remarks. […]

Prospective student questions answered

Video image - Katie Kross & Alex Wein

Are you a prospective MBA student interested in energy and/or sustainability issues?  Want to know more about how to get involved with EDGE and our related clubs? In this video Q&A, EDGE Managing Director Katie Kross and MBA student Alex Wein discuss all things Energy & Environment at Fuqua. … AND, if you are interested […]

Save the Date for Energy Week: Nov 4-9, 2018

conference networking

Get ready: Duke University’s flagship energy event, Energy Week, is coming Nov. 4-9, 2018!  Join Duke’s student energy clubs, the Duke University Energy Initiative, and the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) for a week of events, including the signature Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition and the 10th annual Duke University […]

Duke focuses on Women in Energy

Reception at 2016 Women in Energy event

Across the energy sector, women make up less than 30% of the workforce.  In some energy companies, the percent of women is even lower.  And in the upper echelons of the board room and C-suite, it is lower still–women make up fewer than 5% of board seats at many industry companies. There are lots of […]

Key skills for the energy sector leaders of tomorrow

Steve Hicks

by Steve Hicks, Associate Director for Education, Duke University Energy Initiative Do you have to be able to convert BTUs to kilowatt-hours and write poetry to work in the energy sector? To many Duke students, it often seems like the energy industry requires a daunting combination of both technical and managerial skillsets. Further, the industry […]

Video: “A Bright Future: MBA Career Options in the Energy Sector”

Video - Energy Careers

Executives from across the energy sector share their perspectives on MBA career prospects in a new video from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. “It’s a tremendously exciting place to work and develop a career,” says Rebecca Kujawa, a Duke alumna who is Vice President of Business Management at NextEra Energy Resources.  “The opportunity to […]

Duke University Energy Initiative director discusses energy market trends

Video: Richard Newell

What energy policy developments have the biggest potential to affect energy markets?  Richard Newell, Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics and Director of the Duke University Energy Initiative, weighs in on global energy market dynamics, innovation opportunities, and policy developments on the horizon in this EDGE Chats interview.   — RELATED ARTICLES Watch more […]

The new convergence: Smart grid, efficiency, and renewables

Josh Seidenfeld

by Josh Seidenfeld, MEM/MBA Class of 2015 and Dan Vermeer, Executive Director of EDGE For all the strident debates about energy in American politics (e.g. fracking, drilling on public lands, government incentives, etc.), no one disagrees that innovation will be critical in creating a better energy future.  And North Carolina and Duke are well-positioned to […]