Center on Global Energy Policy 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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Earth Institute Goes Live in Video Series for K12 Students and Educators

Through ‘EI Live,’ experts from across the Earth Institute will share their work through live lectures, interactive activities, and demos. The series launches April 6.

by |March 30, 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

More Plastic Is On the Way: What It Means for Climate Change

Fossil fuel companies are ramping up production of virgin plastics, with huge potential consequences for climate and the environment.

by |February 20, 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
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Combating Global Climate Change at the Regional Scale

In a recent forum, researchers explained how Columbia Global Centers helped them appreciate the different priorities and approaches of other countries in regards to the climate crisis.

by Lisa Foderaro |December 10, 2019

You Asked: Does Carbon Capture Technology Actually Work?

We have the technology to capture and store millions of tons of carbon globally. Now all that’s lagging is the policy.

by |September 27, 2019