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New reports show how hot North Carolina's solar-power industry has gotten

March 04, 2015   |   John Downey   |   Charlotte Business Journal
A spate of recent reports paint a glowing picture of North Carolina's burgeoning solar industry.
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Report: N.C. a shining light for solar industry

February 20, 2015   |   Jason deBruyn   |   Charlotte Business Journal
North Carolina, which had almost no large-scale solar energy seven years ago, now ranks first in the Southeast and fourth in the nation in solar energy capacity, according to a new report from Duke University.
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N.C. ranks No. 1 in South for solar energy capacity

February 20, 2015   |   Jason deBruyn   |   Charlotte Business Journal
North Carolina, which had almost no large-scale solar energy seven years ago, now ranks first in the Southeast and fourth in the nation in solar energy capacity, according to a new report from Duke University.
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North Carolina's Future Looks Bright With Solar Energy

February 19, 2015   |   Duke SSRI News
"North Carolina is in an enviable position when it comes to solar power development,” said the report’s lead author, Lukas Brun, senior research analyst at Duke’s Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC). “From being virtually non-existent in 2008, it is today the South’s leader in solar power. The result has been a growth in companies and employment in the industry, providing wide-spread benefits to the state."
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N.C. leads South in solar energy capacity, study finds

February 19, 2015   |   B.J. Drye   |   The Stanly News & Press
DURHAM, N.C. -- North Carolina, which had almost no large-scale solar energy seven years ago, now ranks first in the Southeast and fourth in the nation in solar energy capacity, says a new report from Duke University.
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Coal Use Rising Internationally, Environmentalists Must Shape Its Course

March 27, 2013   |   Dan Vermeer, Josh Seidenfeld   |   The Energy Collective

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New Tool for Cities Hopping on Bus Rapid Transit

July 10, 2012   |   Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC)   |   Press Release
Cash-strapped cities can provide high-quality public transit relatively quickly and affordably by creating “bus rapid transit (BRT),” said researchers at Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC).
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Duke University Bus Rapid Transit seminar focuses on building the industry

March 15, 2012   |   Metro Magazine
Experts from industry and the bus rapid transit (BRT) research community gathered at Duke University on March 8 for a one-day working meeting hosted by the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC). Participants in “BRT in the United States: Building a Business Constituency,” will focus on how to build a bus rapid transit industry as an assertive constituency, similar to those for light rail and high-speed rail.
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Is North Carolina's Research Triangle the Smart Grid's Silicon Valley?

March 14, 2012   |   Clean Technica
Silicon Valley has traditionally been the epicenter of American smart grid technology innovation, but a new report suggests North Carolina's Research Triangle may deserve the title and be key to the industry's economic future.
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The US Smart Grid: Jobs through Innovation

July 27, 2011   |   Penn Energy
This article by Penn Energy draws on the central findings of CGGC's U.S. Smart Grid report.
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Nurturing a smarter electric grid

May 28, 2011   |   Marcy Lowe   |   Raleigh News and Observer
If you live in the Triangle, you may know that Forbes magazine named tech-savvy Raleigh as America's "most wired" city. Did you know we're also a hot spot for the "smart grid"?
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Triangle emerges as 'smart grid' hub, Duke report says

April 19, 2011   |   WRAL Tech Wire
A new report from Duke University documents just how important Raleigh, the Triangle and North Carolina have become to the nation’s growing “smart grid” industry.
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Advancing U.S. Competitiveness Means Retooling the Work Force

January 31, 2011   |   Marcy Lowe   |   Atlanta Journal Constitution
What are the implications of a national commitment to invest in our infrastructure and in clean energy to ensure that our country creates the world's best innovators?
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If high-speed rail blossoms, big profits ahead for state firms

June 28, 2010   |   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pennsylvania is poised to reap big economic benefits from the push for a national high-speed passenger rail system, according to a study. The Duke University study said Pennsylvania has the second-most rail manufacturing facilities in the U.S., 26 of them, at a time when the industry expects to grow as a high-speed system takes shape.
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Passenger rail-car supply industry has growth potential

June 25, 2010   |   ProgressiveRailroading.com
The U.S. passenger rail-car supply industry could experience considerable growth in the coming years as Amtrak upgrades its cars and adds high-speed trains, and as lawmakers consider a transportation bill that calls for greater investments in public transit.
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Several states to benefit economically if U.S. invests in public transit

June 24, 2010   |   Humanitarian News
CGGC analysis of U.S. rail manufacturing capabilities shows that U.S. rail supply chain includes 247 manufacturing facilities across 35 states.
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Public Transportation, Jobs, and a Clean Energy Economy

January 14, 2010   |   Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) Article

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Duke study: U.S. positioned to lead hybrid commercial truck industry

June 12, 2009   |   Duke Today

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Manufacturing Climate Solutions in a Carbon-Constrained World: Video

February 09, 2009   |   Gary Gereffi, Marcy Lowe   |   YouTube
Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference: Gary Gereffi and Marcy Lowe discuss CGGC's research on economic and job opportunities associated with green technologies at the February 2009 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference organized by the Blue Green Alliance.
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Duke Study Pinpoints Potential 'Green-Collar' Job Growth in U.S.

November 18, 2008   |   Marcy Lowe   |   Duke Today
An article in the Raleigh News & Observer about the new report from the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, called Manufacturing Climate Solutions, which presents a new research approach linking U.S. jobs with selected low-carbon technologies that can help combat global warming.
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