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Renewable Energy Poses a Serious Threat to Human Rights — But It Doesn’t Have To

A conversation on the critical need for embedding human rights, especially those of indigenous communities, within the renewable energy sector, and the hurdles of pursuing environmental justice without compromising human rights.

Pro Bono Legal Team Helps Farmers and Homeowners Fight for Renewable Energy

The Renewable Energy Legal Defense Initiative is pushing back against local laws that block progress on solar and wind projects.

by |August 22, 2019

Podcast Discusses How Energy Markets are Impacting the Global Economy

In a new episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff interviews a renowned economist specializing in macroeconomics and energy economics.

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