Ernest Moniz - Clean Energy Innovation: What Will It Take?

Columbia Energy Exchange features in-depth conversations with the world’s top energy and climate leaders from government, business, academia and civil society. The program explores today’s most pressing opportunities and challenges across energy sources, financial markets, geopolitics and climate change as well as their implications for both the U.S. and the world.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is facing funding cuts under President Trump's budget proposal. As one of the leading institutions supporting clean energy R&D, these cuts would have significant implications for the future of U.S. leadership in energy innovation and clean technologies, not to mention ramifications for the U.S. economy.

To discuss the importance of clean energy innovation and what it will take to transition to a de-carbonized world, host Bill Loveless (@bill_loveless) interviews former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. They discuss issues such as: The path toward deep decarbonization and obstacles to overcome; President Trump's budget proposal and its impact on the Department of Energy and innovation; Secretary of Energy Perry's controversial baseload study; Iran's compliance to the nuclear deal and its future under the new administration.

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