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Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Investments Are Necessities, Not Luxuries

A clean and healthy environment and environmental justice are necessities and not luxuries.

by |June 8, 2020

‘Building’ Sustainability for Buildings

As part of the Spring 2020 Speaker Series, the CEO of Urban Green Council spoke to students about policy solutions to improve energy efficiency in buildings.

by Minji Ko |May 13, 2020
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An Atomic Catch 22: Climate Change and the Decline of America’s Nuclear Fleet

Nuclear energy currently generates a majority of America’s carbon-free electricity. It is an energy source that we cannot afford to keep — and also cannot afford to lose.

by Eric Scheuch |May 5, 2020

New Data Suggest COVID-19 Is Shifting the Burden of Energy Costs to Households

Apartment-level electricity use has increased under New York’s stay-at-home order. It could make matters worse for households already struggling economically.

by Christoph J. Meinrenken, Vijay Modi, Kathleen R. McKeown and Patricia J. Culligan |April 21, 2020

New Website Will Help Steer the U.S. Away From Fossil Fuels

The ‘Model Laws for Deep Decarbonization’ website provides legal examples that can be customized in order to achieve deep reductions in fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions.

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The Importance of Building Coalitions for a Clean Energy Recovery From COVID-19

The Columbia Energy Exchange podcast interviews former U.S. secretary of energy Ernest Moniz about the role energy sectors can play in reinvigorating the U.S. economy.

by |April 14, 2020
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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