Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

The Biden Administration has promised that 40% of its investments in clean energy will go into disadvantaged communities that experience the worst impacts of the changing climate. But as they work to make good on these promises, there are...

German-American Support for Ukraine After Nord Stream 2 Won't Be Enough
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Pierre Noel and Chi Kong Chyong argue the Biden administration inherited an impossibly bad situation, having to choose between triggering a crisis with its indispensable European ally or risking the impression that it was throwing Ukraine under the bus. It chose the latter.

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Fossil fuel companies are under pressure from shareholders, citizens and the courts to shift their business models to reduce emissions or face huge financial consequences. There are now more than 1,500 large corporations with net-zero...

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Dr. Julio Friedmann is a senior research scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA, specializing in the fields of carbon management, including carbon capture, industrial decarbonization, hydrogen, and CO2 removal. Prior to joining CGEP, Dr. Friedmann was Principal Assistant Deputy at the US Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy and Chief Energy Technologist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. He holds a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Southern California and M.S. and B.S. degrees in geology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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The global offshore wind industry is booming as China and Europe break records for the size and scope of their projects. 

The US wind industry is a different story. America only has one small commercial project in operation. But states...
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Dr. Harrison Fell is a senior research scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA, specializing in the fields of environmental, energy, and natural resource economics. Prior to joining CGEP, Dr. Fell was an associate professor (with tenure) at North Carolina State University, an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Mines, and fellow at the DC-based think tank Resources for the Future. He holds a PhD and MS in economics from the University of Washington and BS degrees in economics and engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

How to Reach Net Zero
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While the world has many ambitious long-term climate targets, it lacks strategies to put the right investments and policies in place. The next 10-15 years will be critical – and several factors can promote effective efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century.

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Record-breaking heat waves in Oregon and Washington State. Wildfires rippling through the West. A looming season of hurricanes.

These weather events take a toll on human life and strain our energy infrastructure. 

But to what extent...

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