Winter Forum 2019: Mobilizing Technology and Business Models to Close the Energy Gap

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 9:00am

Globally, 1.1 billion people around the world lack basic electricity, and billions more lack access to the reliable, affordable and sustainable energy systems that form the backbone of job creation and broader economic growth. How this shortfall is addressed over the coming decades will have resounding impacts on broader development outcomes, the environment and U.S. and global security.

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Energy Access Project will host the 2019 Winter Forum on Sunday, January 6, 2019, to Tuesday, January 8, 2019. 

From solar and batteries to telecom and mobile money, technology is enabling new approaches and business models for solving the energy access challenge. Duke students can apply to scale-up their knowledge, sharpen their storytelling and unleash their creativity in a competition for solutions to end global energy poverty. Applications will be accepted August 27 to September 28.

For more information, visit the Winter Forum website.

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