Nuclear power plant after sunset. Dusk landscape with big chimneys.
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Report

Richard Nephew recommends several changes to how US nuclear cooperation agreements are negotiated as well as enhancements to overall US nuclear nonproliferation policies.

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February 25, 2020

Electricity is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions globally that cause climate change, and the heart of economic development and social improvement for the world’s largest economies, including India and China. Tomorrow’s systems...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Climate change has not been a popular topic with Republicans in the U.S. Congress in recent years. Some deny the phenomenon is even happening, and others simply avoid the topic altogether. But that’s changing in the U.S. House of Representatives...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

After going on for nearly two years, the Trump administration’s trade war with China has taken a new turn with a so-called phase-one agreement. Among the terms of the...

Research
Commentary

Erica Downs examines how the US-China trade war is affecting China's oil and natural gas supply security. 

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

China is the world leader in emissions of heat-trapping gases, and the Chinese government is taking many steps to reduce emissions, including policies that have made China the world's leader in renewable energy and electric vehicles. But other...

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Report

China has emerged as a truly global actor, impacting every region and every major issue area. Writing as part of the new Global China project at Brookings, Richard Nephew examines China's shift from being on the receiving end of sanctions to using sanctions itself.

Image of Belt and Road project in Pakistan
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Report

CGEP Senior Research Scholar Dr. Erica Downs examines the environmental and debt sustainability of China’s Belt and Road Initiative through the lens of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) power sector projects. 

Event
September 18, 2019

Last year China emitted more heat-trapping gases than the US and Europe combined. There is no solution to climate change without China. In 2018, China led the world in deployment of solar power, wind power, hydropower, nuclear power and electric...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Climate change is an urgent challenge. We are nowhere on track to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement in countries around the world. Action depends not just on reducing emissions here at home, but meeting rapid...

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