Explore our expert insights and analysis in leading energy and climate news stories.

Energy Explained

Get the latest as our experts share their insights on global energy policy.


Hear in-depth conversations with the world’s top energy and climate leaders from government, business, academia, and civil society.


Find out more about our upcoming and past events.


Climate Week NYC Virtual Event | Powering an Equitable, Sustainable, and Just Global Energy Transition

Past Event

September 23, 2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am

An equitable, sustainable, and just global energy transition will not be possible without the broad and equal participation and leadership of women in all aspects of the energy industry. Yet worldwide, the energy industry continues to be one of the least gender inclusive segments of the global economy – women make up only 22% of the traditional energy workforce and 32% of the renewable energy workforce. We need all hands on deck and diverse ideas and innovations in order to realize critical climate and emissions reductions targets by 2050 and a clear plan of action to bridge the gaps and harness the full potential of women in energy. 2020 is a pivotal year in the global climate change efforts, and the Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy (WIE) program is pleased to host a dialogue with dynamic industry leaders who are making vital contributions towards the global energy transition. The expert speakers will share their contributions to the energy transition and engage in a candid discussion about the barriers to women’s equal participation that must be addressed in order to ensure a just and sustainable transition. Panelists include: — Maria S. Jelescu Dreyfus, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Ardinall Investment Management — Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability, CSR and Communication Officer, ReNew Power — Adaku Ufere, Deputy Chief of Party, USAID-funded Power Africa West Africa Energy Program — Moderated by Laurie Fitzmaurice, Executive Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA — This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event. This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]). For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).


More Events

February 28, 2024 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm est

Methane Emission Regulations and US-EU Trade in Natural Gas

In recent months, European Union (EU) countries have advanced methane emissions legislation, while the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new rules for oil and gas operations affecting...

Methane Emission Regulations and US-EU Trade in Natural Gas
February 28, 2024 • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm est

Student Roundtable and Lunch with Áine Greene

This roundtable is open only to currently enrolled Columbia University students.The Women in Energy initiative at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA and Columbia University’s Society of Women...

Event • Center on Global Energy Policy
1255 Amsterdam Avenue, First Floor
New York, NY 10027
Student Roundtable and Lunch with Áine Greene
February 27, 2024 • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm est

Celebrating Black Leaders in the Energy Transition

The energy sector, with its diverse disciplines and global impact, has been shaped by a wide spectrum of innovators who have contributed significantly to promoting energy equity and...

Event • Emmanuel Baptist Church
279 Lafayette Avenue
(Entrance is around the corner)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Celebrating Black Leaders in the Energy Transition
March 4, 2024 • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm est

Reactor Costs and Decarbonization Efforts

New nuclear reactors could be a valuable tool for reducing carbon emissions in the United States, but high costs and cost overruns – in both recent years and...

Reactor Costs and Decarbonization Efforts
Our Work


See All Work