Past Events

Struggling to Keep the Lights on: Understanding Why ‘Energy Insecurity’ Matters for Health and Equity in the US

Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pulitzer Hall World Room

Struggling to Keep the Lights on: Understanding Why ‘Energy Insecurity’ Matters for Health and Equity in the US

Dr. Ellen Williams, Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House

The Center on Global Energy Policy was pleased to host a presentation and discussion by Dr. Ellen Williams, Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E). Dr. Williams offered keynote remarks focused on the energy technology research priorities at ARPA-E. Dr. Nicola de Blasio, CGEP Senior Research Scholar and Program Director, Technology and Innovation, moderated a discussion after the presentation.

WIE Site Visit to Columbia University's Central Chiller and Central Boiler Plants

Friday, April 29, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Facilities, B-230 East Campus

The Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program hosted a tour of the Columbia University Central Chiller and Central Boiler Plants. The visit was a great opportunity to learn about the the energy aspect, as well as the application and operation, of the plants.

Site Visit: Covanta Energy-from-Waste Essex County Facility

Friday, April 22, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Covanta Energy Essex County Resource Recovery Facility 183 Raymond Boulevard Newark, NJ 07105

The Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program hosted a tour of the Covanta Energy-from-Waste Essex County Facility. This visit was a great opportunity to learn about the Energy-from-Waste process. The group toured the facility and spoke with their Environmental Specialist and one of their Technicians. After the tour, the group had a Q & A session with the HR Manager.

Global Voices on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a panel discussion on the Paris Agreement and what it means for the various international stakeholders including governments, the renewable energy industry, and other business sectors. Distinguished experts included Majid Al Suwaidi, lead climate change negotiator for the UAE, Rueanna Haynes, Permanent Mission to the United Nations from Trinidad and Tobago, Michael Gerrard, Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, and Selwin Hart, Director of the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team. The event was moderated by David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy.