Center on Global Energy Policy Archives - State of the Planet

Rhiana Gunn-Wright

What’s Behind the Green New Deal?

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, who helped advance this bold new effort to curb climate change, breaks down the thinking behind it, as well as its speed, scale and scope.

by |February 12, 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
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

New Report Examines Key Steps Forward in Removing Carbon Dioxide from Air

The report describes how “negative emissions technologies” that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitigating climate change.

by |December 20, 2018
two men talk at a table

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
katherine hayhoe

How to Talk About Climate Change

Climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe explains how she merges her evangelical Christian faith and scientific work, and what needs to be done to win hearts and minds on the issue of climate change.

by |October 23, 2018
graph of co2 emissions over time

It’s Totally Possible to Limit Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees

We have nearly all the tools we need to avoid a climate catastrophe—we just need to start using them, and fast.

by |October 10, 2018
smokestacks

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
Paula Gold Williams

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