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 […]

Meet the 2024 Duke U Energy Conference co-chairs

Each Fall, Fuqua hosts the annual Duke University Energy Conference, an event that draws more than 500 students, alumni, and industry professionals to campus to talk about trends and key issues in the energy sector. Planning this high-visibility event is no small undertaking, and takes an incredible team of students. This year’s co-chairs, Uzo Biosah […]

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 […]

Show me the money: Decarbonization and investment

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Each year, the United Nations hosts the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) global summit, bringing together representatives from governments, civil society, the private sector, and the media to assess the current state of the climate. While I haven’t had the chance to […]

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. […]

Statoil Energy Ventures’ Gareth Burns discusses investing in renewables

Gareth Burns, EDGE Chats video

Gareth Burns, VP and Managing Director of Statoil Energy Ventures, discusses why the Norwegian oil and gas company is investing in renewable energy and electric vehicle charging infrastructure technologies in this EDGE Chats video.   — RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives    

Can an oil & gas company compete with utilities in clean power investments?

Paige Swofford

by Paige Swofford, MEM/MBA’18 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Gareth Burns, Vice President and Managing Director of Statoil Energy Ventures, in an EDGE Seminar on Oct. 11, 2017 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of […]

Patrick Doherty, Long Haul Capital Group, discusses investing in the future

EDGE Chats video - Patrick Doherty

Patrick Doherty, Co-Founder and President of Long Haul Capital Group and co-author of the book The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security and Sustainability in the 21st Century, talks about investing for a secure and sustainable future in this EDGE Chats video. — RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives  

DOE’s Sanjiv Malhotra talks about clean energy investment

Video: Sanjiv Malhotra, US Department of Energy (DOE)

Sanjiv Malhotra, PhD, Director of the  Clean Energy Investment Center at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) talks about clean energy technology investment, why the center was founded, and the most promising areas of innovation in clean energy in this EDGE Chats video.                     — RELATED […]

Rising star Lisa Ganderson reflects on energy entrepreneurship

Lisa Huber Ganderson

Duke alumna Lisa (Huber) Ganderson, Senior Associate for Investments with GE Energy, was recently named to the prestigious Forbes “30 Under 30 in Energy” list.  Lisa graduated from Duke’s MEM/MBA joint degree program in 2014. We asked her to share her thoughts on energy technologies, entrepreneurship and her career in this Q&A. What got you […]