Energy Archives - State of the Planet

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TED Talk Proposes A Three-Step Plan for India’s Clean Energy Transition

Senior research scholar Varun Sivaram presented his ideas at the star-studded TED Countdown Global Launch, a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis.

by |October 12, 2020
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Columbia University Launches the World’s First ‘Carbon Dioxide Removal Law’ Database

New online resource provides the most comprehensive information to date on legal issues related to carbon dioxide removal, utilization, storage, and transportation.

by |October 8, 2020

California’s Continuing Climate Leadership

California deserves our gratitude for again leading the way and providing hope in this most difficult time.

by |September 28, 2020

Will the Pandemic Spell the End for Oil and Gas?

Fossil fuel companies were already suffering even before COVID-19 hit. More and more, they’re looking like a bad investment.

by |September 24, 2020
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Reporter Russell Gold Warns Against a ‘Failure of Imagination’ in the Energy Sector

In an interview with State of the Planet, the journalist shares some of the lessons he’s learned about climate change while reporting on energy and power companies.

by Benjamin M. Hogan |September 23, 2020
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U.S. Should Launch a National Energy Innovation Mission to Reach Climate Goals

A new report details a plan to kickstart energy innovation in the U.S.

by |September 15, 2020
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What’s Ailing California’s Electric System?

Four “preexisting conditions” need to be addressed in order to avoid power outages in the future.

by Cheryl A. LaFleur |September 2, 2020
Oil and Gas Transformation Map from the World Economic Forum

Interactive Map Lets You Explore the Forces Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry

The map, created by the World Economic Forum, includes analysis from experts at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

by |August 26, 2020
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Kamala Harris’ Plan For International Climate Cooperation Could Smooth the Transition From Fossil Fuels

A coalition of leading governments would help secure an equitable, efficient, and just transition to the energy sources of the future.

by Aimee Barnes |August 20, 2020

Life After Coal: The Decline and Rise of West Virginia Coal Country

Areas formerly reliant on fossil fuel extraction can reinvent themselves and remain relevant in a decarbonizing economy. West Virginia shows that ignoring the need for that transition for too long results in unnecessary pain.

by Eric Scheuch |August 7, 2020