Center on Global Energy Policy Archives - State of the Planet

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TED Talk Proposes A Three-Step Plan for India’s Clean Energy Transition

Senior research scholar Varun Sivaram presented his ideas at the star-studded TED Countdown Global Launch, a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis.

by |October 12, 2020
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Columbia University Launches the World’s First ‘Carbon Dioxide Removal Law’ Database

New online resource provides the most comprehensive information to date on legal issues related to carbon dioxide removal, utilization, storage, and transportation.

by |October 8, 2020

Will the Pandemic Spell the End for Oil and Gas?

Fossil fuel companies were already suffering even before COVID-19 hit. More and more, they’re looking like a bad investment.

by |September 24, 2020

Why Climate Change is an Environmental Justice Issue

Climate change is a threat to everyone, but some groups—socially and economically disadvantaged ones—face the greatest risks.

by |September 22, 2020
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U.S. Should Launch a National Energy Innovation Mission to Reach Climate Goals

A new report details a plan to kickstart energy innovation in the U.S.

by |September 15, 2020
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What’s Ailing California’s Electric System?

Four “preexisting conditions” need to be addressed in order to avoid power outages in the future.

by Cheryl A. LaFleur |September 2, 2020
Oil and Gas Transformation Map from the World Economic Forum

Interactive Map Lets You Explore the Forces Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry

The map, created by the World Economic Forum, includes analysis from experts at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

by |August 26, 2020
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Kamala Harris’ Plan For International Climate Cooperation Could Smooth the Transition From Fossil Fuels

A coalition of leading governments would help secure an equitable, efficient, and just transition to the energy sources of the future.

by Aimee Barnes |August 20, 2020

A New Way to Calculate the Price of Carbon Pollution

How to set carbon prices that are consistent with goals of both climate experts and economists.

by Noah Kaufman |August 17, 2020

New Model for Pricing Carbon Will Help Meet Net-Zero Climate Change Goals

A new approach to carbon pricing avoids the pitfalls of calculating the social costs of carbon.

by |August 17, 2020