Renewables

Trump promotes fossil fuels and assails pollution rules in energy plan

“Increasing domestic energy production has economic and geopolitical benefits, but strong and smart environmental protections are needed to clean up toxic waste and clean up the air we breathe, and those shouldn’t be partisan issues,” said Jason Bordoff, director of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

“The U.S. coal industry has been in structural decline for decades, recently driven by things like weak global demand and cheap natural gas,” said Bordoff, a former director for energy and climate at the National Security Council under Obama. “And eliminating environmental rules protecting air and water is not going to bring those jobs back.”

The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow

Fundamentally, the economics of the solar energy industry are still sound, says David Sandalow, fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. It’s just a matter of companies’ expanding steadily and having access to low-cost capital to finance that expansion.

Renewable Energy Stumbles Toward the Future

“We haven’t totally figured out exactly what the business models are going to look like, for who wins and who loses,” said Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.

EIA International Energy Outlook 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Columbia Club 15 West 43rd St. New York, NY 10036

The Center on Global Energy Policy was pleased to host a presentation and discussion with Angelina LaRose, Office Director, Office of Integrated and International Energy Analysis at U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), on the EIA's International Energy Outlook (IEO2016). IEO2016 presented updated projections for world energy markets through 2040. After remarks and presentation by Ms. LaRose, there was a moderated discussion.

Solar Energy Will Thrive

Solar power is booming. Globally and in the United States, installations grew at least 28 percent last year.The U.S. solar industry now employs more than 200,000 workers – roughly three times as many as the coal mining industry.

Solar Together: A Proposal

David Sandalow
Climate Change
Renewables

This report reviews the solar PV R&D programs in four countries (the United States, Japan, Germany and South Korea) and proposes a new program -- Solar Together -- to improve national solar R&D programs and speed commercialization of their research results.

Renewable Energy Sources in the United States - What, Who, and How Much?

Thursday, April 21, 2016
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Columbia Law School

Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103

435 West 116th Street, New York, NY

The Center on Global Energy Policy was pleased to co-host a coversation with distinguished guest peaker Steven Croley, General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy. Other co-hosts included The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School Environmental Law Society, SIPA Environmental Coalition, and the SIPA Energy Association. Mr. Croley spoke about renewable energy sources in the United States.

Women, Energy, and Economic Empowerment

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Columbia Club Alexander Hamilton Room 15 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036

The Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program, the SIPA Energy Association, and the SIPA Consulting Club co-hosted an evening of frank and interactive discussion on the interplay of gender, energy, and sustainable development.

Governor Cuomo’s Goal of 50% Renewables by 2030: What Would It Take?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Columbia University Law School
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104

435 West 116th Street, New York, NY

Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the state's regulators to take actions that will assure that 50 percent of the state's electricity supply comes from renewable sources by 2030. This decarbonization is a central part of the state's efforts to fight climate change. At this program a principal architect of the program discussed how it will be achieved, followed by commentaries by representatives of important elements of the energy industry.

Pacific Rim Energy Trade and Economic Competitiveness in the Age of Shale Oil and Gas [Tokyo, Japan]

Thursday, April 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Institute of Energy Economics, Japan | Meeting Room, 11F
Inui Bldg. Kachidoki, 13-1, Kachidoki 1-chome, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) are jointly hosted a plenary conversation in Tokyo, Japan on Pacific Rim energy trade and economic competitiveness in the age of shale oil and gas.

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