Energy Archives - State of the Planet

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
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
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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

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.

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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