A Discussion with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

In the most recent episode of the Global Energy Policy podcast, our host, Bill Loveless, interviews US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Their discussion touches on a wide range of issues including the outlook for the Paris climate talks, the EPA's Clean Power Plan, and the broader relationship between the Obama Administration's energy and environmental goals.

David Crane’s 5 ‘Easy’ Steps to Tackling Climate Change

"The energy industry is running out of time on climate change, says NRG CEO David Crane. And if utilities don't find the customer-centric solutions to the problem, they're in big trouble" - via GreentechMedia

U.S. Energy Outlook: A Conversation with Adam Sieminski

Friday, November 20, 2015
9:30 am - 10:45 am

International Affairs Building, Room 1512

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) hosted a presentation and discussion on the US energy outlook withAdam Sieminski, Administrator, Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Decoding Paris: Will the Paris Climate Negotiations Catalyze Greater Climate Action?

Monday, November 16, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102A Columbia Law School 435 West 116th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue) New York, NY 10027

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a panel discussion previewing the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris.

Conversation with David Crane, President and CEO, NRG

Thursday, November 12, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House, Presidential Ballroom

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a conversation with David Crane, President and Chief Executive Officer, NRG, who discussed the transformation of the US power sector and the importance of leadership and innovation in the energy space.

Columbia University's 11th Annual Student Energy Symposium

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - Friday, November 6, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lerner Hall

Columbia University

The Center on Global Energy Policy was proud to support Columbia University's 11th Annual Student Energy Symposium. The Symposium is the largest student-run energy event in New York City, jointly organized by the School of International and Public Affairs' Student Energy Association, the Columbia Graduate School of Business' Energy Club, the Columbia Law School's Environmental Law Society, and the Columbia Engineering Energy Club.

How Lower Oil Prices Impact the Competitiveness of Oil with Renewable Fuels

Dr. Geoffrey M. Heal

The dramatic fall in oil prices since mid-2014 has raised questions about whether the availability of cheap crude could derail the movement toward lower carbon energy sources, which has been gathering momentum in the last decade and is important to the stabilization of the world’s climate. In a new paper for the Center on Global Energy Policy, Dr. Geoffrey Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School, and his co-author Karoline Hallmeyer explore the ways in which oil competes with renewable fuels and examine the impact a lower oil price environment may have on them.

IEA's Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation and discussion of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2015 with report lead author Michael Waldron, Renewable Energy Markets Analyst and Project Manager, IEA, and co-author Heymi Bahar, Renewable Energy Markets Analyst, IEA.  

The Future of Solar Energy

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation and discussion on The Future of Solar Energy, a study published by the MIT Energy Initiative. The study examines the technical, economic and policy dimensions of solar energy today and makes policy recommendation aimed at supporting the efficient and effective deployment of solar energy over the long-term.

The US and China team up on climate change

This week we welcome the Center's Inaugural Fellow, David Sandalow, for a discussion on the new steps the US and China are taking to fight global warming and what those steps mean for the world.


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