Energy Archives - State of the Planet

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Potential Texas-OPEC Alliance Shows More Oil Production Doesn’t Make U.S. ‘Energy Independent’

As plummeting oil prices threaten bankruptcy for hundreds of U.S. oil companies, a Texas official is opening up talks with the foreign cartel.

by David Sandalow |April 2, 2020
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The Impact of Coronavirus and the Oil Price War on Latin America

The region is highly vulnerable to these twin shocks.

by Mauricio Cárdenas |March 18, 2020
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Carbon Capture Solutions for Climate Change

The latest episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast discusses new legislation that would support new technologies that capture carbon emissions.

by |March 11, 2020
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Workshop Outlines Challenges and Opportunities for Electrifying NYC Buses

The Metropolitan Transit Authority aims to have a fully electric municipal bus fleet by 2040.

by |February 25, 2020
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Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

Our climate challenged planet desperately needs a 21st century, low-polluting, decarbonized energy system.

by |February 10, 2020

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork: 2020 and Beyond

Earth Institute researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Here is a list of projects.

by |February 4, 2020

Could 2020 Determine Fracking’s Future?

With mounting evidence of health and environmental impacts, fracking faces opposition from many of the leading Democratic candidates for president.

by |January 28, 2020
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Power to the People

A team of students designs and implements an off-grid solar panel system to help victims of Hurricane Maria.

by Kathrin Havrilla-Sanchez |January 22, 2020

It’s Not Just About Climate Change, It’s About Our Health – and the Energy Sector Is Key

Quickly transitioning our energy supplies to clean, low-carbon energy sources is a tremendous opportunity to improve our health.

by Melissa C. Lott |January 16, 2020
Ralph Izzo

New Podcast: U.S. Energy and Climate Policy in 2020

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless is joined by Ralph Izzo, a well-known leader in the U.S. utility sector and in the public policy arena.

by |January 6, 2020