Power Up Event Series

September 22, 2021 • 6:00 PM • None

*******UPDATE: Duke students, registration for this event is at capacity, but feel free to sign up for the waitlist. We'll alert you right away if we can free up a seat for you.*******

****Current Duke Students only: ****

Duke students, are you interested in energy but don't know where to start? Duke University's Power Up series will introduce you to current issues and trends in this rapidly evolving sector.

As climate change and its impacts intensify, the decarbonization of energy systems is a pressing priority for humanity. How is the global transition to clean energy unfolding so far in the United States? What will inform the future trajectory of this transformation? Duke has a lot of smart people working on these questions, and you'll hear from a few of them at our Power Up series, which will provide an overview of the many factors that will shape our energy future.

We'll touch on market forces, policy challenges, emerging technologies, and more. You'll leave feeling more interested in this dynamic sector and more prepared to talk with energy industry professionals at networking events this fall.

There's so much material to cover, we need two sessions! Students are highly encouraged to attend both sessions, but it's also okay to sign up for only one if your schedule doesn't allow for both.

Session 1: Wed. Sept. 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Intro to Policy's Role in the Clean Energy Transition: Big fan of clean energy? Learn more about policy's role in advancing renewables. Led by Kate Konschnik and Jennifer Weiss of the Climate and Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

Session 2: Wed. Sept. 29, 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Intro to Energy Systems and Tech: Get the latest on key trends and potential gamechangers in clean energy tech! Led by Dr. Tim Johnson (Nicholas School of the Environment) and Dr. Eric Rohlfing (Duke University Energy Initiative).

These sessions are open to any Duke undergraduate or graduate student. No previous energy knowledge is necessary.