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 […]

“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) […]

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 […]

Electric gridlock: Aging U.S. infrastructure imperils the dawning age of “electrification of everything”

By Nathan Scuderi, 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 […]

Summer internships in energy, sustainability, and climate tech

It’s an exciting time to work on energy, climate and sustainability issues as an MBA.  Here’s a list of where some of our Daytime MBA students are interning in 2023. — RELATED ARTICLES

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 […]

Students work on energy & climate: Summer 2022 internships

There’s never been a better time to work on energy transition strategy, infrastructure investment, climate tech, ESG investing, or sustainability initiatives as an MBA. Here’s a list of where some of our Daytime MBA students are interning in 2022. RELATED ARTICLES

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 […]

Energy, climate, & cleantech: 2021 MBA summer internships

Internships may still be mostly virtual this summer, but there is no shortage of opportunities for MBA students to contribute on some of the most interesting challenges of our day. Energy, climate, and cleantech hiring is up in 2021. Here’s a sample of some of our students’ internships this year. — RELATED ARTICLES: