Senior Policy Associate

T. Robert Fetter

  • T. Robert Fetter
    T. Robert Fetter
    Senior Policy Associate

Senior Policy Associate

Contact: 949-233-3042, rob.fetter@duke.edu

Fetter works with researchers from multiple units at Duke University focused on policy, business, economics, law, science, and engineering.

T. Robert Fetter is a senior policy associate at Duke’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions working with the Duke University Energy Access Project. He works with researchers from multiple units at Duke University focused on policy, business, economics, law, science, and engineering. He also works with global practitioners and policy makers, to advance opportunities to increase energy access and the use of low-carbon and sustainable energy sources.
Fetter joined the Nicholas Institute after completing his Ph.D. in environmental policy at Duke, where he wrote about global energy transitions as well as about regulation and firm learning in the emerging technology of hydraulic fracturing. Prior to his doctoral studies, he helped create a social enterprise company that created an independent, stakeholder-based certification standard for responsibly produced oil and gas, and he co-led the strategic engagement of NGOs, indigenous communities, and other stakeholders. He previously worked in environmental policy consulting for more than a decade, leading interdisciplinary analyses, writing more than 80 technical reports, and serving as an expert witness on renewable energy markets.

My Work

You can’t fight pandemics without power

You can’t fight pandemics without power

The piece addresses the importance of reliable electricity access for monitoring and treatment of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, in sub-Saharan Africa.

Socioeconomic Benefits of Off-Grid Solar: Focus on Productive Uses

Socioeconomic Benefits of Off-Grid Solar: Focus on Productive Uses

EAP’s team members Jonathan Phillips, Rob Fetter and Rajah Saparapa presented their research on the True Cost of Solar Tariffs in East Africa to the Community of Champions. The webinar was organized by GOGLA on the Socioeconomic Benefits of Off-Grid Solar: Focus on Productive Uses.
You can access the webinar slides and recordings below

Funding