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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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Utilities Can Win by Entering the Distributed Solar Market

By Omar Arriaga (MBA ’15), Adam Cornelius (MEM ’14), Julia Mote (MBA ’15), and Eric Vandenbrink (MBA ’15) This article was written in response to a seminar given by Allen Burchett, Senior VP for Business Development, ABB North America, in … 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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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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Energy independence: Four decades of rhetoric

By David Rokeach, MBA ’15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by John McNabb, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking with Duff & Phelps Corporation, in an EDGE Seminar on Sept. 18, 2013 at Duke University’s Fuqua … Continue reading

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Energy industry offers promise for MBAs: 5 Tips for successful recruiting

By Malcom Riley, Sector Director: Energy & Technology, Career Management Center, Fuqua School of Business The energy industry is in the midst of unprecedented transformation and growth worldwide.  Mature markets are aggressively pursuing solutions that will reduce their foreign oil … Continue reading

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The new convergence: Smart grid, efficiency, and renewables

by Josh Seidenfeld, MEM/MBA Class of 2015 and Dan Vermeer, Executive Director of EDGE For all the strident debates about energy in American politics (e.g. fracking, drilling on public lands, government incentives, etc.), no one disagrees that innovation will be … Continue reading

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On extreme energy, risk, and culture

by Dan Vermeer, Executive Director of EDGE One of the more frustrating aspects of working the sustainability field is that every problem is mind-bogglingly complex, and can be framed at multiple levels.  Take, for example, the heated debates and accusations … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots on Agriculture, Water, and Energy

In Thomas Homer-Dixon’s book The Ingenuity Gap, he describes a growing chasm between the world’s knotty problems and its lagging ability to develop robust and integrated solutions.  An “ingenuity gap” emerges when a society’s ability to solve problems is outpaced … Continue reading

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