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Brian Murray

Research Professor in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy
Environmental Sciences and Policy
Box 90467, Durham, NC 27708
140 Science Drive, Gross Hall, Ste 101 Box 90467, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


RTOGov: An Electricity Governance Research Network for a Changing Power Grid

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Pennsylvania State University · 2022 - 2025

Interdisciplinary Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Fellows Program Phase II: Training the Next generation of Energy Data Scholars

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation · 2020 - 2024

Southeast Energy and Environmental Leadership Forum

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Energy Foundation · 2022 - 2023

Advancing Southeast transportation electrification

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Energy Foundation · 2022 - 2023

The Convenors' Network

Public ServicePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Energy Foundation · 2022 - 2023

RTOGov: An Electricity Governance Research Network for a Changing Power Grid

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Pennsylvania State University · 2022 - 2025

Interdisciplinary Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Fellows Program Phase II: Training the Next generation of Energy Data Scholars

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation · 2020 - 2024

Southeast Energy and Environmental Leadership Forum

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Energy Foundation · 2022 - 2023

Advancing Southeast transportation electrification

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Energy Foundation · 2022 - 2023

The Convenors' Network

Public ServicePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Energy Foundation · 2022 - 2023

RTO Governance

ResearchFaculty Member · Awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation · 2019 - 2022

RAISE: C-Accel Pilot - Track A1: Open Knowledge Network for the Global Energy Data Commons

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2019 - 2021

Interdisciplinary Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Fellows Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation · 2017 - 2021

Consequences of Changing Mangrove Forests in South Asia on the Provision of Global Ecosystem Goods and Services

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration · 2017 - 2021

Carbon Tax and Cap-and-Trade in Practice: Experiences, Outcomes, Lessons Learned and to be Learned

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Linden Trust for Conservation · 2017 - 2018

Southeast Energy and Environmental Leadership Forum 2017

Public ServiceCollaborator · Awarded by Energy Foundation · 2017 - 2018

Southeast Energy and Environmental Leadership Forum 2016

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by Energy Foundation · 2016 - 2017

Program and Modeling Support for the PJM States and the Clean Power Plan

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Energy Foundation · 2015 - 2016

The Effect of Existing and Novel Policy Options in the Sustainable Development of Regional Bioenergy Systems

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by Department of Agriculture · 2012 - 2016

Proposal for a Nicholas Institute Roundtable: Environmental integrity in the Context of a Carbon Fee

ConferenceCollaborator · Awarded by Environmental Defense Fund · 2016 - 2016

Allowance Distribution Options under the Clean Power Plan

Public ServicePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Energy Foundation · 2015 - 2016

Southeast Energy and Environmental Leadership Forum 2015

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by Energy Foundation · 2015 - 2016

Achieving Effective Implementation of Federal Carbon Emissions Standards: Empowering PJM States & Stakeholders through Critical Regional Dialogue

Public ServiceCollaborator · Awarded by Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development · 2015 - 2016

Facilitating Environmental Market Development: Legal and Financial Considerations

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by Department of Agriculture · 2014 - 2015

Duke Conservation Economics Initiative

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Conservation Strategy Fund · 2014 - 2015

Background Assessment of Options for Pricing Carbon

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by World Resources Institute · 2014 - 2015

Modeling North Carolina Power Sector CO2 Emission Reduction Options

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by Environmental Defense Fund · 2014 - 2014

Forest Carbon Offset Supply

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Agriculture · 2010 - 2013

US Forest Service Ecosystem Services

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Forest Service · 2006 - 2008

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Reckoning with Race, Racism, and the History of the American South Initiative: Clean Energy for All? Creating A North Carolina Policy Roadmap to a Just and Clean Energy Transition · 2021 Co-Lead · Duke Office of the Provost https://facultyadvancement.duke.edu/new-faculty-research-explore-race-south-diverse-angles

External Relationships


  • Board of Advisors to Colorado Energy and Water Institute
  • The Nature Conservancy

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