News Tip: Experts Available to Comment on Infrastructure Legislation

News Tip: Experts Weigh In On First Year of Inflation Reduction Act’s Climate Provisions

Summary: Duke experts on climate change, energy, infrastructure and politics are available to comment on various aspects of legislation that would spend trillions on President Biden’s priorities, including infrastructure and climate change. A House vote is scheduled for Thursday.


Lori Bennear
Lori Bennear is an associate professor of energy, economics and policy and the senior associate dean for educational programs at the Nicholas School of the Environment. Her research focuses on evaluating environmental policies and improving methods and techniques for incorporating evaluation into the regulatory process.

Timothy Johnson
Timothy Johnson is a professor of the practice of energy and the environment in the Nicholas School of the Environment. He studies energy systems planning, with a focus on environmental quality and energy consumption.

Eric Rohlfing
Eric Rohlfing is an executive in residence at the newly merged Duke Energy Initiative and Nicholas School for Environmental Policy Solutions. He joined Duke after serving as senior technical advisor for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) at the U.S. Department of Energy, which advances energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment.


Henry Petroski
Henry Petroski is emeritus professor of civil engineering at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. His research focuses on invention and the role of failure in successful design. He has published 19 books — including his latest, “The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure” — and been in hundreds of articles in newspapers, magazines and trade journals.

Political Importance to Biden

David Rohde
David Rohde is a professor emeritus of political science who specializes in American politics, including campaigns and elections, and legislative politics. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and co-author of a series of books on decades of national elections.

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