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Lessons Learned From an Energy Company’s Green Transformation

In just 12 years, Ørsted reduced its coal use by 81 percent and became the planet’s leading offshore windfarm developer. Here’s what other companies can learn from the transition.

Renewable Technology Prices and Decarbonization

The use of fossil fuels will only be reduced by something that is as cheap, convenient and reliable. Fortunately for the planet, renewable energy is poised to drive fossil fuels from the market.

by |April 8, 2019

The Electric Car, Technological Disruption, and Climate Change

There is no chance that the century-old technology of the internal combustion engine will remain much longer. It is a question of how long it will take to go electric.

by |March 18, 2019

Energy Efficiency: A Clue to Politically Feasible Climate Policy

The only politically feasible way of combatting climate change is to invest in research and development and infrastructure that makes our energy system more efficient and less dependent on fossil fuels.

by |March 11, 2019
former Congressman Carlos Curbelo

Former Congressman Carlos Curbelo Joins Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy

As a Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Curbelo will focus on the nexus of energy and climate policy and support the center’s carbon tax research.

by |January 7, 2019

Renewable Energy: What’s True, What’s False

A short, handy new guide from the Earth Institute cuts through the noise about renewable energy to lay out the facts about this politically charged subject.

by |January 7, 2019
Abigail Ross Hopper

What’s In Store for U.S. Solar Energy in 2019?

A new podcast episode explores what’s next for solar power amidst increasingly ominous reports about climate change and ongoing debates over the role of federal and state policies.

by |January 2, 2019

The Climate Talks Struggle While California Forges Ahead

The contrast between the climate talks in Poland and progress by California is illuminating and provides a clear indication of how the climate crisis will actually be addressed.

by |December 17, 2018
wind farm on cloudy day

How Climate Impacts Solar and Wind Power Supply

New research shows that long-term weather patterns could have a huge effect on the success of renewable energy

by |December 11, 2018

American Geophysical Union 2018: Key Events From the Earth Institute

The American Geophysical Union fall meeting takes place Dec. 10-14 in Washington, D.C. Here is a guide to key talks and other events from Columbia’s Earth Institute.

by |December 3, 2018