The Duke Digest - December 2, 2011
In Today's Issue:
- Duke Study Debunks 7 Myths About Renewable Energy in the South
- EPA Administrator to Speak at Duke Tuesday, December 6
DUKE STUDY DEBUNKS 7 MYTHS ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE SOUTH
Clean energy can help meet growing electricity demand and minimize pollution in the Southern United States, but progress to adopt renewable energy strategies has been hindered by a number of myths, according to a new study by Duke and Georgia Tech researchers.
These myths, encompassing both sides of the clean energy debate, may affect how the South responds to what is expected to be a 28 percent rise in population within the next 20 years.
Study Debunks 7 Myths About Electricity in the South (nicholasinstitute.duke.edu)
EPA ADMINISTRATOR TO SPEAK AT DUKE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will discuss current EPA policies and recent congressional challenges to environmental laws in a conversation at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6., in Duke University's Reynolds Theater.
Jackson's talk is the 2011 Duke Environment and Society Lecture, sponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment.
A Q&A with audience members will follow. Advance questions can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will be streamed live at nicholas.duke.edu/deanseries.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Advance tickets are available at the Duke box office in the Bryan University Center. (online: tickets.duke.edu)
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson at Duke Tuesday, Dec. 6 (duke.edu)