Energy

Film Discussion: Beyond Zero

The film Beyond Zero chronicles the sustainability journey of industry pioneer Ray Anderson (CEO, Interface). After a life-changing epiphany in 1994, Anderson embarked on a high-stakes quest to eliminate all negative environmental impacts of the company he helmed-at a time when few companies had ever heard the term "sustainability." In the process, he ignited a new industrial revolution.

The Global Rise of the Modern Plug-In Electric Vehicle: Public Policy, Innovation, and Strategy

RSVP for this webinar on Mon. 4/19 (4-5 p.m. EDT) to fuel up on the context for the uphill climb of electric vehicles... and to get insights about where they're headed next.

Registration required: https://bit.ly/april19ev

Duke alumnus John D. Graham (O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University) will chat with Lori Snyder Bennear (Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University) about his latest book. Jonathan Wiener (Duke Law, Duke Center on Risk) will introduce Graham.

The Business of Reaching Net-Zero Emissions in Asia (Webinar)

Actions from regional and international business communities are essential meeting Asia's nascent net-zero carbon emissions goals. With China, Japan and the Republic of Korea all committing to carbon neutrality by mid-century, and pressure building for developing Asian countries to put forth more ambitious emissions reduction strategies, the region is entering a new era of climate change action.

The Power of Deserts: Climate Change, the Middle East, and the Promise of a Post-Oil Era

Register now: https://bit.ly/mar25event

The oil-rich countries of the Arabian/Persian Gulf currently face a dual challenge. As climate predictions for their region suggest conditions could become intolerable later this century, renewable energy stands to eclipse demand for oil. What if these countries decide it's in their best interest to turn away from oil, harness their immense solar potential, and emerge as vanguards of global climate action?

Decarbonizing Transportation: New Canada-US Policy Opportunities

Speakers:
- Sarah Dunham - Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality at the US Environmental Protection Agency
- Helen Ryan - Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada (invited)
- Dan Sperling - Director, Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California - Davis & Board Member, California Air Resources Board
- Merran Smith - Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada

Women in Energy

Across the energy sector, women make up less than 30% of the workforce, but that is changing as more young women enter the sector and as the industry makes a concentrated effort to increase gender diversity.

What's it like to be a woman working in energy? What can both female and male executives do to encourage more diversity in the sector? And what skills make any young professional well prepared for a career in energy?

Exploring the Foundations: Basics of Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy

Our future will be in significant part determined by public policy decisions by companies and government about science and technology, yet few know how this system works-it is truly a "black box" for most. Meanwhile, we increasingly understand that science- and technology-based innovation is deeply connected to society's economic growth and its corresponding ability to generate societal wellbeing and to solve big societal challenges like climate change or the need for quality jobs. So the public importance of science is growing.

Policies, Politics & Promises: Biden's First Month

After a historic battle for the White House, Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on January 20 with unprecedented challenges to tackle in his first days in office. In this discussion, our panel will take a look at his first month as America's most senior head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces - the policies proposed, the challenges faced, and the opportunities on the horizon.

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