Energy Archives - State of the Planet

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How Climate Impacts Solar and Wind Power Supply

New research shows that long-term weather patterns could have a huge effect on the success of renewable energy

by |December 11, 2018

American Geophysical Union 2018: Key Events From the Earth Institute

The American Geophysical Union fall meeting takes place Dec. 10-14 in Washington, D.C. Here is a guide to key talks and other events from Columbia’s Earth Institute.

by |December 3, 2018

A New Primer on Climate Change

A Q&A with Jason Smerdon, coauthor of the newly revised Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future.

by |November 14, 2018
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What U.S. Midterm Elections Mean for Energy, Environment

A new podcast episode explores the federal policy landscape looking out to 2020, as well as key referenda at the state level, including carbon fees and restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling.

by |November 12, 2018
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New York State Should Catch up to California’s Decarbonization Program

Bold leadership and dramatic action is required to counter the backward-facing energy and environmental policy we see in Washington.

by |November 12, 2018

Hope for a Decarbonized Future

A recent lecture offered an optimistic forecast for wind and solar energy, showing a glimpse into a future that doesn’t depend on fossil fuels.

by |October 30, 2018
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Center on Global Energy Policy Launches Carbon Management Research Initiative

The initiative will help to drive business models, investment vehicles, and policies for a new carbon economy.

by |September 17, 2018
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The Difficulties of Restoring Power in Puerto Rico

Putting the lights back on in Puerto Rico was the most challenging mission of his career, says Carlos Torres in a new episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast.

by |September 11, 2018

California Leads on Sustainability Innovation while Trump Digs Coal

California has led the nation and indeed the world on environmental policy for over a half a century.

by |September 4, 2018
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The Growing Role of Women in the Energy Sector

A new podcast episode discusses how changes in the energy industry are opening new career opportunities and creating a more diverse work force.

by |August 28, 2018