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Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm EDT

Location:  Zoom
United States

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Transitioning away from an energy system dependent on fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas, is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Research tells us that if we can adjust our sourcing methods and improve energy efficiency, then it can lead to more than a 40% reduction in energy-related greenhouse gas emissions over the next 20 years. But why is it so hard to ditch our old habits? In this session, Duke experts will weigh in on what needs to change to adopt a workable “clean energy” plan for all and reduce our over-reliance on fossil fuels. 


  • Eric Rohlfing, Executive in Residence in the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability


  • Jeffrey Glass, GEMBA ‘99, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Institute for Enterprise Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
  • Helen Hsu-Kim, Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, and Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment
  • Douglas Nowacek, Randolph K. Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers University Distinguished Professor of Conservation Technology in Environment and Engineering, Nicholas School of the Environment, and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering