Illuminating National Energy Priorities

Welcome to RTEC…

The Research Triangle Energy Consortium. We represent Duke University, NC State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International to make a major impact on solving the nation and the world’s technical, economic, societal and public policy problems related to the use of energy.

Over the past few years, our thrust areas have remained much the same, and can be found in the Current Activity section.  There we detail the areas of emphasis, including specific activity related to each objective.

Our Director Vikram Rao and renowned energy security expert and author Ann Korin recently hosted a web cast on October 10, 2012.  They discussed the environmental, economic and national security implications of shale gas.  Their remarks built on concepts presented in the recent book Shale Gas: the Promise and the Peril.  To view a recorded version of the event go to the web cast landing page.

A new thrust area commenced late last year is that of developing a Clean Energy Workforce.  In particular we kicked off an effort to create Energy Engineering and Energy Science minor/second major at each institution.  We expect these to launch in the next academic year.  This has unique features, which are detailed in the Current Activity section under the title of Energy Engineering.

Please feel free to follow the menu to the left as you navigate around our website. We also recommend that you express your views about any of our blog posts via the comments section of each blog post or thorough our Twitter, @RTEC_RTP.


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