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Climate psychology, environmental risk, careers, and more: 2014 insights

In 2014, our faculty and staff were highlighted in the media for their research insights on a wide range of energy and environmental topics. Here are a few of the highlights of the year: Conservatives don’t hate climate science. They … Continue reading

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Duke students place 3rd in national Renewable Energy Case Competition

Congratulations to five Duke MBA students who placed 3rd in the 2014 national Renewable Energy Case Competition (RECC)! In this year’s competition held at the University of Michigan on Dec. 4-5, sixteen MBA teams from around the country were challenged … Continue reading

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Turning environmental risk into opportunity

“Environmental risks can be the most complex challenges for companies — but can also be the most rewarding to address,” says EDGE executive director  Dan Vermeer in a new article in Dialogue Review. Before joining Fuqua School of Business as … Continue reading

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Local power: Regulators must remake electric rate structures

by Josh Seidenfeld, MEM/MBA ‘15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Brad Kitchens, CEO of ScottMadden, in an EDGE Seminar on Oct. 1, 2014 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article voices one … Continue reading

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Looking into a dark future

by David Mann, MBA ’16 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Brad Kitchens, CEO of ScottMadden, in an EDGE Seminar on Oct. 1, 2014 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article voices one … Continue reading

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Increases in natural gas-fired generation bring new risks for utilities

by Samuel Lederer, MBA ‘16 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Shawn Heath, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for Duke Energy Corporation, in an EDGE Seminar on Sept. 17, 2014 at Duke University’s Fuqua … Continue reading

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Incomplete sustainability is no sustainability at all

by Romain Lardeux, MBA Exchange Student This article was written in response to a seminar given by Shawn Heath, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for Duke Energy Corporation, in an EDGE Seminar on Sept. 17, 2014 at Duke University’s … Continue reading

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Learning can be disruptive, but it isn’t free

by Dan Chow, MEM/MBA ‘15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Matt Eggers, a senior cleantech executive who has worked at Tesla Motors, Sunrun, and Bloom Energy, in an EDGE Seminar on Sept. 24, 2014 … Continue reading

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Crossing the chasm for solar: What’s the willingness to pay?

by Adrienne Lalle, MBA ‘15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Matt Eggers, a senior cleantech executive who has worked at Tesla Motors, Sunrun, and Bloom Energy, in an  EDGE Seminar on Sept. 24, 2014 … Continue reading

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Rob Latoff joins EDGE as Executive-in-Residence

EDGE is pleased to welcome energy industry expert Rob Latoff as Executive-in-Residence and Instructor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He will teach Energy Markets & Innovation in Fuqua’s executive MBA program, and has served on the EDGE Advisory … Continue reading

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