In The News

Center scholars and fellows often comment on current-events in leading media outlets around the world. Below is a list of articles quoting or featuring Center staff, ordered by most recent publication date.

The swift emergence of shale production is forcing Washington to weigh in on a series of energy-related policy questions, from logistics infrastructure to the current ban on oil exports. "There is always some measure of policy uncertainty as government takes time to develop new rules and regulations, but there are an especially large number of energy policies that require a rethink today as a result of the rapid shift in the U.S. energy landscape," says Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and a senior White House energy adviser until late 2012.

Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy released a report on Tuesday summarizing the highlights of the day-long conference on China's shale gas development, which took place atPeking University's Law School last month. The conference featured high-profile participants including David Schizer, Columbia Law School Dean; Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia School; David Sandalow, former acting undersecretary of energy at the US Department of Energy; as well as industry experts, scholars and Chinese government officials. "China has tremendous potential for shale gas development. Production to date has been modest, but the government has ambitious goals," Sandalow told China Daily. "In the US, de-regulated prices, a competitive industrial structure, easily transferable mineral rights and a large pipeline network all contributed to the shale gas revolution. There are many opportunities for Chinese and US companies to benefit by working together on shale gas," he added.

Breaking Energy reports on Steven Kopits' presentation at the Center on Global Energy Policy. Kopits cautioned that "the legacy conventional system... peaked in 2005" and that "the strong degree to which increasing oil supply growth is dependent on unconventional sources is important to remember and often gets lost in the exuberance over top-line output figures."

A new program at the School of International and Public Affairs’ Center on Global Energy Policy aims to support women interested in working in the energy industry by hosting female speakers and providing opportunities for students to network with professionals.

"You need two things in life: a sponsor and a mentor" This was one of several insightful pieces of advice passed down from Lady Barbara Judge CBE to 15 diverse women students from across the Columbia University community. Lady Judge’s intimate 90-minute talk on January 30 was the inaugural event in the Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy (WIE) program.

"The growth of energy demand slows successfully by the decade as we go further out, and the biggest source of that slow down is China," said Mark Finley, general manager of global energy markets and US economics at BP Americas. "We believe that China will reach a point where the economic development will begin to shift from high energy-intensive export-led growth to less energy-intensive domestic consumption of goods and services," explained Finley, presenting the BP Energy Outlook 2035 report at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy Wednesday night.

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama reiterated his commitment to an all-of-the-above energy policy. Center Director Jason Bordoff discusses the speech and other energy issues on Platts Energy Week.

CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow comments on the economic, environmental and geologic challenges that China faces in developing its shale gas resources.

The Center on Global Energy Policy co-hosted an interdisciplinary forum in Beijing, China on Jan. 8 to discuss the outlook for large-scale shale gas development in China. The forum included discussions focusing on the barriers to Chinese shale development, possible solutions, relevant lessons from the U.S. shale gas experience, and the geopolitical and economic impacts of the North American shale revolution and increased liquefied natural gas trade.

Center Director Jason Bordoff participated on a panel at the 2013 Atlantic Council Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, that focused on Energy Efficiency and Smart Energy Strategies.