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China’s Energy and Climate Policies: Pragmatic, Productive, but Ultimately Ineffective?

by Urosh Tomovich, MEM/MBA ’15 On March 26, EDGE hosted a Forum on Cleantech in China at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business that featured insights from five panelists about starting, funding, and growing businesses in China. Panelist Tom Darden, CEO … Continue reading

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Exploring China’s cleantech opportunities

On Mar. 26, more than 100 executives and students gathered at Fuqua School of Business to hear about energy and environmental business opportunities in China at the 2014 EDGE Forum on Cleantech in China. “China is a great place to … Continue reading

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China’s smog cloud may have a silver lining

Environmental concerns are ubiquitous in China. Every day, the newspapers include stories about the converging crises related to air pollution, food contamination, water shortages, and solid waste. There is also a growing frustration that China’s “growth at all costs” development … Continue reading

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Smart cities: Lessons from the internet

by Jeff Fish, MEM ’14 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Ken Geisler, Vice President, Strategy, Siemens Smart Grid, in an EDGE Seminar on Nov. 20, 2013 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Ken … Continue reading

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Lessons for energy entrepreneurs

by Lisa Huber, MBA ’14 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Pedro Santos, Founder and CEO of OsComp Systems, in an EDGE Seminar on Nov. 13, 2013 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Pedro … Continue reading

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Winning in cleantech VC

By Richard Bethune, MBA ’14 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Randall Ledford, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Emerson Electric Co. in an EDGE Seminar on Oct. 9, 2013 at Duke University’s … Continue reading

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Duke student entrepreneurs solve energy challenges

by Dan Chow, MEM/MBA ’15 Dan Chow is a Duke graduate student pursuing dual Master’s degrees in Environmental Management and Business Administration. In this column, Dan shares his experiences pursuing environment-related entrepreneurial ventures at Duke. Ideation I first became interested … Continue reading

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Assessing the microgrid market: Fuqua students get “out of the building”

by:  Nancy Fechnay, MEM/MBA ’14; Aaron Gress MBA ’14; Lisa Huber, MEM/MBA ’14, and Mark McDonald, MBA ’14 There is no substitute for the real world as a learning laboratory. For the second consecutive year, Duke’s Center for Energy, Development, … Continue reading

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Narrowing a clean energy career path: reflections on Energy Club trip to CA

This article was written by student Koji Kitazume, MEM/MBA Class of 2012. Koji is an EDGE Corporate Sustainability Fellow. In January, the Fuqua Energy Club organized a “Week in Cities” trip to San Francisco. Ten students networked with alumni and … Continue reading

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Clean Energy in Colorado, Sustainability in California: Student Career Trek Reflections

This article was written by student Wyley Hodgson, MEM/MBA Class of 2011. Wyley is an EDGE Corporate Sustainability Fellow. In January, Wyley traveled to Colorado and California to do career research and participate in informational interviews with industry executives. Here … Continue reading

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