I remain optimistic about the technologies of renewable energy and the economic opportunities presented by our need to decarbonize and modernize our energy system.
decarbonization Archives - State of the Planet
The many efforts to communicate the climate emergency are all necessary but not sufficient methods for reducing greenhouse gas pollution. Today’s words must lead to tomorrow’s actions.
The center focuses on developing better batteries as well as other energy storage options, which are key to a future fueled by renewable energy.
These companies are among the world’s leading carbon emitters, so there can be no climate success without them.
The latest episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange discusses a playbook of legal options available to cut emissions and tackle the challenge of climate change.
Testifying before a House of Representatives subcommittee, Columbia’s Mike Gerrard suggested ways to the reduce the legal hurdles of building renewable energy projects on public lands.
Nicholas Stern is optimistic that we can create a zero-carbon world economy in the coming decades. What he’s worried about is whether we will, he said in a recent talk.
The use of fossil fuels will only be reduced by something that is as cheap, convenient and reliable. Fortunately for the planet, renewable energy is poised to drive fossil fuels from the market.
Researchers within the Earth Institute are working to decarbonize New York City’s heat and hot water.
Bold leadership and dramatic action is required to counter the backward-facing energy and environmental policy we see in Washington.