Center on Global Energy Policy Archives - State of the Planet

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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
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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
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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
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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
curbelo carbon tax could dramatically lower carbon emissions compared to current policy

Analysis: Congressman Curbelo’s Carbon Tax Could Dramatically Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy has analyzed how the proposal would affect the U.S. economy and emissions, as well as low-income households.

by |July 24, 2018
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How China is Taking On Climate Change

A new guide explores the impacts of climate change in China and delves into Chinese climate policies.

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With a Carbon Tax, U.S. Could Surpass Paris Climate Goals

New report finds that a moderate carbon tax could dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions, with only minor effects on the economy.

by |July 17, 2018
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How the Department of Energy is Trying to Bolster U.S. Grid Resilience

In a new podcast episode, Bruce Walker from the U.S. Department of Energy discusses lessons learned from the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico, the Trump Administration’s support for coal and nuclear plants, and more.