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New Podcast Explores Lessons From Chernobyl

This edition of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast brings in Adam Higginbotham to discuss his new book, Midnight in Chernobyl, a thrilling, chilling, and gripping account of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

by |August 15, 2019
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New Article: Engineered CO2 Removal, Climate Restoration, and Humility

Senior research scholar Julio Friedmann examines the roles of technical experts, financiers, and government officials in advancing carbon dioxide removal projects.

Podcast Discusses How Energy Markets are Impacting the Global Economy

In a new episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff interviews a renowned economist specializing in macroeconomics and energy economics.

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Modernizing New York’s Energy System

Wind projects such as the ones that will soon be built in New York have an important role to play in changing our energy system.

by |July 22, 2019

Podcast Discusses New Book About the Quest for Renewable Energy

Award-winning investigative reporter Russell Gold discusses his new book, Superpower, in the latest episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast.

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Workshop Explores How to Make Trucks Electric and Autonomous

Freight trucks consume 17 percent of the global oil demand, generating tons of greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions in the process. Could electrification help?

The Competitive Benefits of a Modern Energy System

The states that modernize first will end up with a more reliable and lower cost energy system.

by |June 24, 2019

How Energy Choices After Fukushima Impacted Human Health and the Environment

A new paper examines CO2 emissions and mortality rates after Japan and Germany shifted away from nuclear power.

by |June 17, 2019

New Podcast: U.S. Natural Gas in a Changing Climate

In this episode of Columbia Energy Exchange from Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, host Bill Loveless is joined by Karen Harbert, the president and CEO of the American Gas Association.

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New Podcast: Legal Pathways to Decarbonization in the U.S.

The latest episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange discusses a playbook of legal options available to cut emissions and tackle the challenge of climate change.

by |June 5, 2019