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 Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions - August 2, 2011 

Upcoming Events

August 19

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Institute's Amy Morsch will speak at the symposium "Climate and Health in North Carolina: Emerging Threats, Risks and Opportunities."


September 15

Linwood Pendleton, director for ocean and coastal policy at the Institute, will conduct a marine ecosystem services focused webinar from 1-2 p.m. Register to attend.


September 16

Newark, Delaware

The Energy & Sustainability Conference 2011 will feature the Institute's Brian Murray as a speaker. He will discuss climate change policy.



For more information on upcoming events, visit the Nicholas Institute's website. 


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Featured Podcast

Trailing the Dragon: China, the U.S. & the $2.3 Trillion Clean Energy Market

U.S., China Clean Energy Competition


Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Third Way recently hosted an idea forum to discuss China's emerging power in the clean energy sector and learnable lessons for how the United States can compete in a more intense clean energy race. Read the policy brief released to coincide with the event. The policy brief, much like the event, poses a number of questions aimed at identifying how best the U.S. should advance its interests with regard to the development and deployment of clean energy technologies, both in absolute terms and relative to China and other major economies. 


Water Program Director Takes New Role

Peter McCornick, founding director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions water program, will step down this month to assume a new post with the International Water Management Institute. There, he will serve as principal researcher and director for Asia at their headquarters in Sri Lanka while continuing work with the Nichols Institute as a senior fellow. 


Staff Teach in Duke Classrooms This Fall

As part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions' ongoing commitment to environmental education, staff members are teaching courses focused on energy and sustainability in Duke University classrooms during the fall semester.


Climate Change Vulnerability in Nepal

A new report shares discussions and conclusions from three workshops the Nicholas Institute and the World Wildlife Fund held in Nepal. The purpose of the workshops was to determine the vulnerability of one sub-basin, the Indrawati, to the impacts of climate change and development. 


Duke, NOAA Appointments for Staffer

For the last six months, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions' Director for Ocean and Coastal Policy has been on leave from Duke, serving as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's acting chief economist. On Sept. 1, when Linwood Pendleton officially returns to the Nicholas Institute, he will split his time between both organizations. 


Paper: Energy Efficiency Financing 

paper by Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Environmental Defense Fund explores how organizations can overcome the challenges to energy efficiency financing. 


The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions helps decision makers create timely, effective, and economically practical solutions to the world's most critical environmental challenges.

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