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Op-ed

In his latest essay in Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff argues that even as many governments and environmentalists work to curb new coal plant financing and construction, far too little attention is being paid to the coal plants that already exist.

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...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Global energy markets are in flux, from the rapid growth in renewable energy production and falling technology costs to talk of peak demand and calls for urgent action on climate change. At the same time, greenhouse gas emissions went up last...

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Report

Adele Morris, Noah Kaufman and Siddhi Doshi examine the implications of a carbon-constrained future on coal-dependent local governments in the United States.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

The coal industry continues to tumble in the U.S. as electric power plants turn increasingly to natural gas and renewable energy as their fuels of choice. And that decline might only worsen for coal mining and the communities that rely on it if...

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Commentary

CGEP Research Scholar Dr. Noah Kaufman analyzes a nationwide clean electricity standard proposed by Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) and Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM).

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Heidi Heitkamp, former Senator of North Dakota, joins host Jason Bordoff at the 2019 Columbia Global Energy Summit to discuss the state’s oil and gas market growth that has made North Dakota the second leading oil-producing state behind Texas,...

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Report

Justin Gundlach, CGEP Non-Resident Fellow Ron Minsk and Research Scholar Dr. Noah Kaufman propose a framework to consider the interactions between a federal carbon tax and salient energy and emissions policies. The paper provides policymakers information about how they might want to add, subtract, or change existing policies by using the framework to classify existing policies are either complementary or redundant to a federal carbon tax.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Concerns over the reliability and resilience of the U.S. electric grid have heightened over the past year or so, as policymakers, regulators and operators look closer at what it takes to assure adequate supplies of power at the least cost. And...

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Article

CGEP Director Jason Bordoff and CGEP Scholar Dr. Noah Kaufman describe the major design decisions associated with a federal carbon tax and their implications on US energy markets, emissions, and the economy.

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