January 19, 2021

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will come to office in January with the most ambitious climate plan of any U.S. President in history. But domestic and international observers alike are waiting to see how big an impact the Biden administration...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

The attack on the U.S. Capitol may have obscured for the moment the traditional transfer of power that will take place with the inauguration of Joe Biden as president. But even amid the ongoing turmoil in Washington, efforts to set agendas in the...

Dr. Fan Dai

Dr. Fan
Director of California-China Climate Institute


Dr. Fan Dai is the director of California-China Climate Institute, and adjunct faculty at Energy and Resource Group, University of California, Berkeley. She previously served as special advisor on China to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., where she chaired the state’s China Interagency Working Group and acted as the state’s liaison on its critical climate and environment initiatives with China. Dr. Dai received her BS in law from Beijing Forestry University, her master of law from Berkeley Law, University of California, and her doctoral degree on environmental policy and economics from State University of New York at Syracuse.

December 16, 2020

<p>The Center on Global Energy Policy will host <strong>Dr. Danny Cullenward</strong>, Policy Director at CarbonPlan and lecturer at Stanford Law School, and <strong>Dr. David G. Victor</strong>, Professor of...

December 14, 2020

Read the Report

Executive Summary

Decarbonizing the US economy at a reasonable cost will necessitate the construction of new,...

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Together with the NYU School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity, this report explains steps the federal government could take to facilitate the development of a future grid that is capable of supporting a reliable, affordable, and increasingly zero-carbon power sector.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Host Jason Bordoff is joined by Christy Goldfuss, co-chair of the Climate 21 Project, Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, and former managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) during the Obama administration. 


In his latest column in Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff examines what Biden's making climate change a top national security priority will mean for global energy markets and how the use of foreign policy tools—in areas as diverse as international trade, development assistance, multilateral finance, nonproliferation, and diplomacy—can give a boost to clean energy and U.S. firms and technologies.

Worker at port

Noah Kaufman, John Larsen, Ben King, and Peter Marsters reintroduce output-based rebates as an alternative to border carbon adjustment, analyze US industries that could be compensated with OBRs, and estimate the costs of doing so.

December 01, 2020

<p>Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy and&nbsp;the SIPA Pan-African Network (SPAN) for a virtual student roundtable discussion with Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative, UN Secretary-General for Sustainable...