Publications


Energy Geopolitics in 2018: Who’s Got the Power? Who Will Use It?

July 16, 2018
Working Paper

Energy Geopolitics: The policies and interaction of nation states focused on their development, sale & acquisition of essential Energy supplies. More

Measuring Renewable Energy as Baseload Power

March 01, 2018
Working Paper

On September 12, 2017, Hillsborough became the first town in North Carolina to commit to 100% renewable energy, joining 43 other U.S. localities in making the pledge. In addition, the RE 100 has fostered commitments from 116 corporations, while over 1,100 individual businesses have pledged to maintain commitments under the Paris Climate Accord. However, questions remain about how these entities can accomplish 100% renewable energy goals and the full economics of such goals. More

The Inconvenient Truths About Energy

September 26, 2017

Energy Capital Partners: 22 inconvenient truths about energy. More

Solving Renewables’ Intermittency Problem

September 22, 2017

The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise's Energy Center research analyzes the economic impact of renewable energy in providing reliable baseload power while determining the optimal fuel mix for meeting decarbonization. More

How a Utility Handles Renewable Intermittency

September 15, 2017

Rob Caldwell, President of Duke Energy Renewables and Distributed Energy Technology discusses the importance of how a utility can handle renewable intermittency. More

Energy Policy in the New Adminstration: What We’ve Learned So Far

September 15, 2017

Various areas are examined in regards to current energy policies in the new administration. More

Energy Sector Experts Advise Kenan-Flagler Students

March 07, 2017

A successful career path begins with knowing yourself, advise energy sector experts Natalie Birdwell and Jason Massey. More

Energy Geopolitics in 2017: A U.S. Posture Emerging from Vulnerability

February 28, 2017

Energy Geopolitics: The policies and interaction of nation states focused on their development, sale & acquisition of essential Energy supplies. More

Global Frac’ing: Conference Report

July 13, 2016

On April 1-2, 2016, the Energy Center at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill convened a conference on “Global Frac’ing, What has to Change for it to be a Game Changer?” It was an invitation only event with attendance limited to industry experts, leading consultants and responsible government officials. Attendees and speakers came from the U.S., UK, Poland, Mexico and Canada. More