ENGIE’s Burhan Koc discusses energy market evolution

Burhan Koc EDGE Chats video

Burhan Koç, Director in the Sustainability & Renewable Energy Solutions practice, ENGIE, discusses the changing energy marketplace, and his reflections on the leadership skills that are needed for the new energy future.   RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives

Futurist Garry Golden shares views on decarbonization, hydrogen

Video: EDGE Chats - Garry Golden

Garry Golden, futurist and energy industry thought leader, discusses the outlook for energy system decarbonization, fuel cells, and how executives can incorporate foresight into their strategic planning.     — RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives  

“Triple convergence” of trends shape the future of leadership in the electric utility industry

Triple convergence of forces shaping the utility industry

The utility sector is in a period of reinvention. In the coming decades, nearly the entire power generating fleet in the U.S. will be replaced (no small feat for a sector with approximately $1.5 trillion in assets). Almost as dramatic as this infrastructure turnover is the leadership challenge facing the industry: more than half of […]

Duke Energy SVP Peter Toomey talks about utility industry transformation

Peter Toomey, Duke Energy

In this EDGE Chats video, Duke Energy’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Peter Toomey, talks about the transformation happening in the utility industry and how Duke Energy thinks about managing talent amid this industry change.   — RELATED ARTICLES Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives    

Dan Vermeer: Why it’s decision time for America’s energy future


The “all-of-the-above” approach to America’s energy future involves tapping into all sources, from fossil fuels to renewable energy. But EDGE executive director Dan Vermeer says that seemingly inclusive approach won’t work. Dr. Vermeer explains why the time is now for the country to choose a path in this Fuqua School of Business Q&A. Q: What […]

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 […]

CEO panel discusses “Energy for Tomorrow”

Energy for Tomorrow event

On Nov. 4, 2010, TIME and Fortune, in partnership with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Shell, hosted “Energy for Tomorrow,” a conversation with a distinguished panel of business leaders about what the future of energy will look like. Speakers: Chuck Swoboda – President & CEO, Cree Kateri Callahan – President, Alliance to Save […]