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Transportation accounts for 30% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of the nation’s oil use. Our reports highlight transportation technologies that can reduce carbon emissions and oil dependence while creating U.S. manufacturing jobs. With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Duke GVC Center analyzed the value chain for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and created an interactive online tool for linking high-quality BRT features to firms that provide them. In partnership with Environmental Defense Fund, Apollo Alliance, and CALSTART, we mapped out value chains and domestic employment opportunities linked to batteries for electric vehicles, rail vehicles, and hybrid trucks. Our U.S. smart grid report features innovations that save energy, incorporate renewables, and integrate electric vehicles into the grid.

Overcapacity in Steel: China’s Role in a Global Problem

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Targeting Inclusive Development: A Value Chain Approach to Sewer Infrastructure Investment

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The Solar Economy: Widespread Benefits for North Carolina

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Infrastructure Investment Creates American Jobs

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Burundi in the Energy Global Value Chain: Skills for Private Sector Development

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US Coal and the Technology Innovation Frontier: What Role Does Coal Play in our Energy Future?

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U.S. Bus Rapid Transit

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Smart Grid: Core Firms in the Research Triangle Region

Smart Grid: Core Firms in the Research Triangle Region, North Carolina

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U.S. Smart Grid: Finding New Ways to Cut Carbon and Create Jobs

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The Multiple Pathways to Industrial Energy Efficiency: A Systems and Value Chain Approach

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U.S. Manufacture of Rail Vehicles for Intercity Passenger Rail and Urban Transit: A Value Chain Analysis

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Case Study: Cree, Inc. Local Markets and Global Competitiveness: A Value Chain Analysis

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Public Transit Buses: A Green Choice Gets Greener

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Wind Power: Generating Electricity and Employment: Chapter 11

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Residential Re-Insulation: Chapter 10

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Carbon Capture and Storage: A Post-Combustion Capture Technology: Chapter 8

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Recycling Industrial Waste Energy: Chapter 7

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Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters: Chapter 6

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Super Soil Systems: Chapter 5

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Concentrating Solar Power: Clean Energy for the Electric Grid: Chapter 4

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Auxiliary Power Units for Trucks: Chapter 3

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High-Performance Windows: Chapter 2

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LED Lighting: Chapter 1

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An Analysis of the U.S. Real Estate Value Chain with Environmental Metrics

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What Role Can Coal Play in the United States’ Energy Future?

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Smart Grid: Core Firms in the Research Triangle

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Smart Grid in the Research Triangle: the Who and the What

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Smart Grid and the North Carolina Business Community

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Establishing a Smart Grid Presence: Locally, Nationally, and Globally

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The Coal Industry Value Chain and Competitiveness

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Clean Energy Transportation: The Case for U.S. Jobs

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Identifying Clean Energy Jobs: A Value Chain Approach

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Manufacturing Jobs in Clean Energy Value Chains

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US Jobs and the Clean Energy Economy: A Value Chain Approach

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Value Chains and Clean Energy

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U.S. Passenger and Transit Rail Equipment Manufacture: Final Data

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Passenger and Transit Rail Vehicles: The U.S. Supply Chain

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Value Chain Analysis of the U.S. Bus Industry: Key Findings

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U.S. Transit Bus Industry: A Value Chain Analysis

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Infrastructure Investment Creates American Jobs

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N.C. leads South in solar energy capacity, study finds

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N.C. ranks No. 1 in South for solar energy capacity

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

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North Carolina's Future Looks Bright With Solar Energy

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Report: N.C. a shining light for solar industry

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The US Smart Grid: Jobs through Innovation

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Is North Carolina's Research Triangle the Smart Grid's Silicon Valley?

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Triangle emerges as 'smart grid' hub, Duke report says

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Public Transportation, Jobs, and a Clean Energy Economy

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Several states to benefit economically if U.S. invests in public transit

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Coal Use Rising Internationally, Environmentalists Must Shape Its Course

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Nurturing a smarter electric grid

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Duke University Bus Rapid Transit seminar focuses on building the industry

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New Tool for Cities Hopping on Bus Rapid Transit

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