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Director Gary Gereffi, research team leaders and staff present CGGC research findings in conferences and public forums, addressing topics such as international development, the global knowledge economy, clean energy, and U.S. competitiveness. CGGC and its partners also sponsor such events, drawing on scholars and researchers from around the globe.

2012 Events

Assessment of Trends Affecting the Coal Industry and Utilities

July 17, 2012  |  Washington, DC  |  Room 562, Dirksen Senate Office Building
Duke University researchers will provide an overview of the current state of the coal industry and will provide an analysis of each trend. Representatives from affected companies will then provide examples of how these trends are playing out on the ground, how they are responding, and what technology and policy pathways would allow coal to remain an affordable energy resource while also addressing environmental impacts. Keywords: coal, U.S. Congress, Bank of America, Nicholas Institute and Nicholas School of the Environment.
Briefing Agenda

The Coal Value Chain: Exploring Policy Options for Technological Advancement

April 30, 2012  |  Washington, DC  |  1201 New York Ave (Suite 1110)
This meeting is the first in a multi-stakeholder dialogue focusing on technology and policy pathways that would allow coal to remain an affordable energy resource while also addressing environmental impacts. This initial meeting will look at (1) the economic and distributional impacts of recent trends on the coal industry; (2) technological advancements that would reduce coal's environmental footprint; and (3) policy options for promoting the development and deployment of advanced coal technologies in the current political and economic climate.
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Bus Rapid Transit in the United States: Building a Business Constituency

March 7-8, 2012  |  Durham  |  Thomas Center, Duke University
A one-day working meeting to focus on how to build a BRT “industry” as an assertive constituency, similar to those for light rail and high-speed rail. Invited participants will include industry representatives in bus manufacturing, intelligent transportation systems, fare collection, consulting, design, and system operations; finance experts; FTA representatives; and leading BRT advocates and researchers.
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