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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
Carlos Torres

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
Paula Gold Williams

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

6 Important Points About the ‘Affordable Clean Energy Rule’

The EPA’s proposed “Affordable Clean Energy Rule” could cost U.S. citizens of billions of dollars. And that’s not all.

LEED Plaque with rankings for water, energy, waste, transportation, human experience

Finally, A Way For Cities To Track and Meet Sustainability Benchmarks

Similar to FitBits tracking human health, LEED for Cities will track the sustainability and well-being of a whole city.

by |August 22, 2018

Alum Launches First-Ever Shared Electric Mopeds in New York City

With his passion for energy and sustainability, Frank Reig, an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum, is working to make urban transit “fast, affordable and way more fun.”

by |August 20, 2018

Trump’s Dirty Power Plan

It’s bad when America’s national government does little to advance renewable energy; it is far worse when they aggressively promote the most polluting fossil fuels they can find. The good news is that many states, cities, and institutions are moving in the other direction.

by |August 20, 2018
curbelo carbon tax could dramatically lower carbon emissions compared to current policy

Analysis: Congressman Curbelo’s Carbon Tax Could Dramatically Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy has analyzed how the proposal would affect the U.S. economy and emissions, as well as low-income households.

by |July 24, 2018
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With a Carbon Tax, U.S. Could Surpass Paris Climate Goals

New report finds that a moderate carbon tax could dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions, with only minor effects on the economy.

by |July 17, 2018