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Global Energy Dialogue

On September 17, 2020, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) held a virtual workshop about environmental performance in the oil and gas industry. This is a summary of that workshop.

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Op-ed

Writing in The Hill, Philippe Benoit argues that a Biden administration and other factors could strengthen U.S. leadership in the future.

Electricity supply
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Commentary

Dr. Melissa C. Lott and Dr. Julio Friedmann discuss the role of electricity in deep decarbonization efforts, and how zero-carbon oversupplies might be deployed.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Host Bill Loveless talks to Roger Duncan and Michael E. Webber, the authors of a new book that explores how automation, artificial intelligence and other groundbreaking technologies will change the buildings we occupy, the vehicles we travel in and the electric grid that we rely on to power it all.

Event
November 23, 2020

Green hydrogen is made using electricity from renewable energy to electrolyze water, separating the hydrogen and oxygen atoms. It’s a clean alternative to fossil fuels that, unlike traditional renewables like solar and wind energy, can be stored and used at any time of day, in any weather condition. It also may be the only way to bring greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector to the equivalent of zero, considering several countries’ commitments to carbon neutrality over the next 20-40 years.

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November 13, 2020

<p>Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a student-only virtual roundtable discussion with&nbsp;<strong>Dr. Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)</...

Bogota
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Op-ed

In a new op-ed, Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas, Eduardo Levy Yeyati & Andrés Velasco argue that the COVID-19 pandemic has done more than ravage Latin America’s economies; it has highlighted two pervasive and chronic structural weaknesses. 

Wind turbines at a wind farm in Colorado City, Texas
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Op-ed

In his latest column in Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff argues that while a President Joe Biden and a Republican-controlled U.S. Senate—the current scenario pending final vote counts and two runoff elections in Georgia—means ambitious legislative action on energy and climate change will be significantly more challenging, there will still be many options for meaningful climate action under a Biden administration. 

 

China developing
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Global Energy Dialogue

In February 2020, CGEP convened a workshop to discuss the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in realizing collective climate action goals. This is a summary of that workshop.

The oil and gas industry can end all routine gas flaring by 2025
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Blog post

Erin Blanton and Ben Ratner write about the five key climate metrics for the oil and gas sector's next five years in the World Economic Forum blog.

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