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Podcast Discusses New Book About the Quest for Renewable Energy

Award-winning investigative reporter Russell Gold discusses his new book, Superpower, in the latest episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast.

The Competitive Benefits of a Modern Energy System

The states that modernize first will end up with a more reliable and lower cost energy system.

by |June 24, 2019

Alum’s New Book Promotes Renewable Energy Literacy

Harness It, a book by MS in Sustainability Management alum Michael Ginsberg, details how renewable energy sources are integrated into the grid.

by |May 10, 2019
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Climate Law Expert Testifies to Congress on Renewable Energy

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.

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Lessons Learned From an Energy Company’s Green Transformation

In just 12 years, Ørsted reduced its coal use by 81 percent and became the planet’s leading offshore windfarm developer. Here’s what other companies can learn from the transition.

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How to Turn Passion into Publication

Writing a book takes hard work and resilience, but it can be a great way to raise awareness about an issue you care about, propose solutions, and help people connect with the issue in a new way.

by |March 27, 2019

The Electric Car, Technological Disruption, and Climate Change

There is no chance that the century-old technology of the internal combustion engine will remain much longer. It is a question of how long it will take to go electric.

by |March 18, 2019

Energy Efficiency: A Clue to Politically Feasible Climate Policy

The only politically feasible way of combatting climate change is to invest in research and development and infrastructure that makes our energy system more efficient and less dependent on fossil fuels.

by |March 11, 2019

Six Reasons to Be Hopeful About Fighting Climate Change

Depressing news and turbulent politics can leave many of us discouraged, but it’s not all doom and gloom; Earth Institute experts weigh in on what gives them hope.

by |February 13, 2019

Renewable Energy: What’s True, What’s False

A short, handy new guide from the Earth Institute cuts through the noise about renewable energy to lay out the facts about this politically charged subject.

by |January 7, 2019