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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 […]

Mattox Hall (MEM/MBA ’16) carves out a renewable energy career with Vestas

Mattox Hall

When Mattox Hall graduated from Duke’s 3-year Master’s of Environmental Management/MBA joint degree program with a focus on Energy & Environment, he knew he wanted to work in the power sector.  After weighing options, he decided to join the wind energy company Vestas in Portland, Oregon, where he now works in its Strategy & Market […]

Partnering for Cuba’s energy transition

Jim Rogers in Cuba

By Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Cuba’s energy infrastructure, like its fleet of pre-1959 vintage American cars, is an amalgam of old and new, based on efforts to evolve the system with limited resources. A decentralized network consisting mostly of diesel and fuel oil generators is connected to a […]

ScottMadden’s Chris Vlahoplus talks about the outlook for cleantech

Video: Chris Vlahoplus, ScottMadden

Chris Vlahoplus, Partner and Clean Tech & Sustainability Practice Leader with the management consulting firm ScottMadden, shares his thoughts on the outlook for cleantech in today’s policy and technology environment in this EDGE Chats video. — RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives  

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 […]

Trends in the solar market: John Morrison, COO of Ecoplexus, shares insights

Video: John Morrison, COO of Ecoplexus Solar

In this EDGE Chats video, John Morrison, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the solar developer Ecoplexus, shares his perspective on the future of solar, including regulatory drivers, technology trends, and hurdles for the industry.   — RELATED ARTICLES Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives    

Yieldcos: Not a Ponzi scheme, but risky nonetheless

Myles Neumann

by Myles Neumann, MBA ’17 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Brian Bolster, Global Head of Power and Infrastructure Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs at Duke University in an EDGE Seminar on Nov. 18, 2015 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not […]

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

windmills

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 […]

NextEra Energy Resources VP, Rebecca Kujawa, shares insights about energy trends & technologies

Video: Rebecca Kujawa, Vice President of Business Management for NextEra Energy Resources

Rebecca Kujawa (Duke BA ’97), Vice President of Business Management for NextEra Energy Resources talks about trends in the power sector, the future of the electric utility, and policy developments to watch in our latest EDGE Chats video.   — RELATED ARTICLES Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives