The Carbon-Neutral LNG Market: Creating a Framework for Real Emissions Reductions
Research
Commentary

This commentary examines an existing and growing market trade behavior that has the potential to assist countries dependent on natural gas in meeting their climate targets during this transitory period for the global energy system.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

The fight for climate justice in America presses on with signs of hope after a year of spirited activism and a new president. But the process of untangling the thicket of inequities in the energy system is far from over. 

Dr. Robert...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

In episode 2, we explored how to build a championship zero-carbon “team” on the grid. We could have the best players in the world — rooftop solar, batteries, net metering, demand response, high-voltage transmission...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Matching electricity supply and demand is a high-wire balancing act. As we add more solar, wind and batteries, and shut down thermal generation, it shifts the balance. New kinds of distributed resources can help to...

Evaluating Net-Zero Industrial Hubs in the United States: A Case Study of Houston
Research
Report

This paper, part of the work from the Carbon Management Research Initiative of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, examines Houston as a potential net-zero hub location.

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The lithium-ion battery. The megawatt-scale wind turbine. The crystalline-silicon solar panel.

All popular, scalable low-carbon innovations that enjoy modern commercial success today started as prototypes with promise but lacking in funds...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

If the grid system is the backbone of a low-carbon economy, then transmission lines are the nervous system.

We need a dramatic build-out of the transmission system to...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Host Bill Loveless speaks with two scholars working on the food system and climate change, NYU Professor Matthew Hayek and NASA Scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig.

Will COVID Drive an Early Peak in Transportation Activity and Oil Demand?
Research
Report

This study, which was cosponsored by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and the University of California, Davis Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis), assesses potential drivers for discontinuous and permanent change in oil consumption arising out of the COVID pandemic.

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