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 Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions - August 8, 2012 

Upcoming Events

Sept. 13-14

Greenville, South Carolina

The Nicholas Institute's 
Bill Holman will be among the panelists discussing water resource challenges and opportunities at the 2012 Confluence Conference.


Sept. 30-Oct. 5
Columbus, Ohio
Ecosystem Services Program Director Lydia Olander will be among the speakers at the Fourth International EcoSummit.  

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


In the News

Inside EPA, GHG Ruling May Ease 'Ripeness' Threshold for Challenging Old EPA Rules


The Durham News, Durham Man Pedals for the Planet


SeaWeb, Capitol Hill Ocean Week Highlights Cultural and Economic Ties to the Ocean


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Rational Middle Energy Series: What's at Stake
Rational Middle Energy Series: What's at Stake

Talk Energy with Our Experts on Twitter

CHP SWH graphicParticipate in a talk about clean energy opportunities with researchers at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions on Twitter 2-3 p.m. EST Aug. 21The upcoming Twitter dialogue follows the release

of two new case studies exploring the opportunities and barriers associated with clean energy, using solar water heating and combined heat and power as examples. On Aug. 21, two study authors will lead a conversation focused on the successes and obstacles to implementing the case study projects as well as discuss how they were financed and provide an overview of the state of renewable energy in the southeast. To participate, send your questions and comments on Twitter using the hashtag #seenergytalk, or post them early to our Facebook page  


D.C. Service Transforms Research

Linwood Pendleton, ocean and coastal policy program director, is among those featured in a series of stories on Duke Today

exploring the influence of government service on faculty members' teaching and research. 


Center Helps Create Sustainability Tool

A new open-source tool developed with the help of the Duke Center on Sustainability & Commerce allows brands, factories and chemical manufacturers to score the relative sustainability of their products. Eventually, the Higg Index aims to provide the data to consumers.   

Staff to Teach Courses in Fall

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


2012-13 Student Internships Announced 

Six paid internships are available for the 2012-13 academic year through the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Positions include work on domestic climate policy, deep sea mining and ecological flows science. The deadline to apply is Aug. 28. 


Journal: Life-Cycle Assessment Modeling

A new article in the journal Business Strategy and the Environment

provides an overview of the limitations of traditional life-cycle assessment methods and presents emerging developments to improve on these methods for resources and ecosystems.


'Sea Shapes Us' Series Begins

A new series began this month on the Nicholas Institute's blog, On the Water. Follow along as guest bloggers and Nicholas Institute researchers share stories centered on how humans depend on the living and non-living bounty of the sea and the policies that help balance these uses. 


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.

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University,
 P.O. Box 90335, Durham, NC 27708.