Duke hosts first MEM/MBA alumni reunion

On April 12-13, Duke MEM/MBA and MF/MBA dual degree alumni returned for a special weekend of reunion activities. Alumni reconnected with faculty and staff, participated in career conversations, heard campus updates from leaders in the Nicholas School and Duke Office of Climate & Sustainability, joined current MEM/MBA students for a picnic in Duke Forest, and […]

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 […]

Casey Marshall (BA’96) joins EDGE Executive Council

EDGE welcomes Duke alumnus Casey Marshall (BA’96) as a new member of the EDGE Executive Council. With over 25 years of experience in the renewable energy industry as an investor, banker, executive, consultant, founder, and operator, Casey currently serves as Vice President of Business Development for Clean Energy Associates, a technical advisory firm providing quality […]

“Roadmap” of energy sector employers helps students clarify career interests

There are exciting job opportunities for MBAs in the energy sector, but making sense of where these jobs fit in a sector as complex as this one can be difficult. To help students visualize employers along the energy value chain, EDGE offers students a “roadmap” of example employers in the energy sector—from energy production (upstream) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]