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On Monday, September 21, 2015, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law co-hosted a discussion on Meeting China’s Climate Goals. This event summary highlights key points from the discussion.

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In October 2014, the Center on Global Energy Policy hosted the second off-the-record roundtable on the resilience of the liquid fuel supply chain in the New York Tri-state area at Columbia University. The meeting brought together top federal, New York State, New Jersey and New York City energy and resilience officials with high-level representatives from the energy industry to discuss how to fortify the Tri-state region's liquid fuel supply chain in light of increasing risks posed by climate change, including Hurricane Sandy, and identify and recommend next steps to enhance regional coordination on this issue.

A summary of the roundtable is below, which highlights the key points made by participants without attribution to any specific participant in accordance with the Chatham House Rule. We hope you find it a valuable resource.

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On June 2, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, Sustainable Engineering Lab, and Global Center-Africa, along with the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All, hosted a workshop on the potential for the regional use of East Africa’s natural gas. The workshop, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ahead of the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial, brought together energy ministers and senior officials from East and South Africa as well as representatives from the government of the United States, NGOs, industry, academia, and leading energy consultancies. The event presented new research by the Sustainable Engineering Lab of Columbia University on the opportunities and challenges for developing East Africa’s natural gas and the value proposition for regional utilization of the resource across sectors of demand (power generation, home cooking, transportation, and fertilizer production).

The event summary highlights the key points made by participants without attribution to any specific participant in accordance with the Chatham House Rule nature of the roundtable.

Daniel Sternoff, Ed Morse and Meghan Sullivan discuss the recent events in Iraq and what they mean for the region
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On June 19, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy convened a panel of experts on the Middle East and energy markets to discuss the turmoil in Iraq, its implications for the global oil system, and U.S. options for involvement. Center Founding Director Jason Bordoff chaired the panel, which consisted of Dr. Edward Morse, Managing Director, Global Head of Commodities at Citigroup; Dr. Meghan O’Sullivan, Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School; Daniel Sternoff, Senior Managing Director at Medley Global Advisors LLC; Helima Croft, Managing Director at Barclays Capital; and Dr. Austin Long, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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Earlier this month, the Center on Global Energy Policy hosted its first roundtable on the Resilience of the Liquid Fuel Supply Chain in the New York City Area. A summary of the roundtable is below.

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On Thursday, April 17, the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a lecture and discussion on Mexico’s energy reform featuring Center Fellow and former Pemex CEO Adrian Lajous, who provided an analysis of the ambitious opening up of the nation’s energy sector to foreign investment and the end of Pemex’s 75-year state oil monopoly.

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On February 25, 2014, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies hosted a roundtable on the implications of the U.S. crude oil export ban and the prospects for reform. The roundtable is part of a CGEP study on U.S. oil export policy, a collaboration with Trevor Houser of the Rhodium Group and Ken Medlock of the Baker Institute, which will be a comprehensive analysis of the economic and geopolitical implications of a shift in policy relative to the status quo. Energy leaders from government, industry, banking, and academia participated in a discussion of light tight oil production, refining economics, regulations, U.S. and international oil markets, and major avenues for industry and policymakers to respond to increasing domestic supply.

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On January 8, 2014, Peking University (Beida), Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and Columbia Law School hosted a workshop in Beijing on the potential for shale gas development in China. Leaders from business, government and academia from the U.S. and China participated. Topics included the geostrategic implications of the US shale gas boom, the status of shale gas development in China and a comparison of shale gas regulatory regimes in the two countries. The following document highlights some of the key points made by participants in the workshop.

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Speaking at the Center on Global Energy Policy, the Obama administration's lead statistician on energy yesterday said he is pushing the Energy Information Administration to be more relevant to everyday concerns and focus on "energy now"

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