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 Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions - October 3, 2011 

Upcoming Events

October 6 
Palo Alto, California
Lydia Olander will be among the speakers at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Ecosystem Services Seminar Series.


October 10  
Raleigh, North Carolina

The Nicholas Institute is co-sponsoring a workshop on water efficiency at the James S. McKimmon Center.


November 4
Durham, North Carolina
East Carolina University's Stan Riggs discusses the importance of protecting and understanding North Carolina's changing coastline.


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


In the News

The New York Times, Farm Groups Step up Interest in Insurance Due to Extreme Weather, but Don't Talk Climate


The Jakarta Post, Op-ed: Fighting Illegal Fishing  


The Chronicle, Experts Explain Role of Green Energy in National Security


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Conference Explores U.S. Manufacturing 

CEO ConferenceIn a move to complement the national push to develop a strategic roadmap for sustainable manufacturing, industry experts, scholars from leading universities, and national laboratory and government agency personnel recently gathered at Duke University to discuss ways to advance the sustainable manufacturing sector during a two-day conference convened by the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce and the Council on Competitiveness. The conference was focused on providing U.S. manufacturers with sustainable options to increase global competitiveness and solutions to challenges associated with making sustainable manufacturing profitable. See photos from the event.


Speakers Set for Fall Energy Symposium

Individuals from both private and public utilities and government are among the line-up of speakers slated for the forthcoming southeastern symposium, Tackling Tomorrow's Energy Challenges Today. The Nov. 16 event will bring together stakeholders and thought leaders on the Duke University campus to discuss the Southeast's current and future energy challenges, offer up examples of success and plot future directions for research and outreach.


New Faces Join the Nicholas Institute

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University welcomes two new researchers and a development officer this fall semester.   


Journal to Publish Paper on CCS 

The amount of existing coal-fired infrastructure and the ongoing importance of coal to the nation's economy suggest the ability to capture carbon emissions and store them in underground geologic formations will likely be an important option for mitigating climate change. A recent Institute paper explores doing so with carbon capture and storage (CCS). It will be published in the Environmental & Energy Law & Policy Journal of the University of Houston Law Center.


Staffer to Serve on Board for Nonprofit

Bill Holman, director of state policy at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, has been appointed to serve as a board member for the Environmental Research Institute of the States. 


Meetings Aid Goal of Climate Neutrality

To help Duke University continue its push toward climate neutrality, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions has adopted virtual staff meetings to better connect staffers working across the country.


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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 P.O. Box 90335, Durham, NC 27708.