Center on Global Energy Policy Archives - State of the Planet

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
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You Asked: How Much Does the U.S. Subsidize Renewable Energy Versus Fossil Fuels?

The answer might seem cut and dried, but it’s not as simple as you might think.

by |September 23, 2019

New Report Lays Out Strategies to Curb Emissions From Government-Owned Enterprises

These companies are among the world’s leading carbon emitters, so there can be no climate success without them.

by |September 20, 2019
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You Asked: What Are My Clean Energy Options in New York?

Because most NYC apartments don’t have the space for a solar panel array.

by |September 16, 2019
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100+ Climate Experts at the Earth Institute

Sources and story ideas for journalists during ‘Covering Climate Now,’ Climate Week, and beyond.

by |September 11, 2019
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The Challenge of Communicating Climate Change

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff interviews one of the pioneers of climate change reporting, Andy Revkin.

by |August 20, 2019
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New Podcast Explores Lessons From Chernobyl

This edition of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast brings in Adam Higginbotham to discuss his new book, Midnight in Chernobyl, a thrilling, chilling, and gripping account of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

by |August 15, 2019
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New Podcast Explores Recent Flurry of Carbon Tax Proposals in Congress

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless talks with Noah Kaufman, an economist specializing in carbon pricing, about this burst of activity on Capitol Hill and its implications for policymaking.

by |August 13, 2019
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New Resource Compares All the Carbon Tax Proposals in Congress Right Now

An unprecedented number of carbon tax plans are currently on the table in Congress. A new online resource from the Center on Global Energy Policy compares the different proposals and explains what you need to know about a federal carbon tax.

by |August 1, 2019
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New Article: Engineered CO2 Removal, Climate Restoration, and Humility

Senior research scholar Julio Friedmann examines the roles of technical experts, financiers, and government officials in advancing carbon dioxide removal projects.