Riccardo Puliti, Head of Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group - Energy & the Developing World (2/13/17)
Host Bill Loveless talks to Riccardo Puliti, the Head of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice at the World Bank Group who oversees $52 billion in loans. They discussed: the World Bank's energy portfolio, financing targets, and its role in the fight against global poverty; the need for private sector partnerships to finance World Bank projects; the variety of instruments used to energy access and climate change issues; regional differences and needs, with respect to energy; and the role of a carbon price in aligning incentives.
Bob McNally, Founder & President of the Rapidan Group - Crude Volatility: The History & Future of Boom Bust Oil Prices (2/6/17)
Host Jason Bordoff sits down with Bob McNally, a Fellow at the Center, founder and president of the Rapidan Group, a leading energy consulting firm in Washington, D.C., and former energy advisor to President George W. Bush. They discuss all things oil price volatility, the topic of Bob's new book, Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices, the first book in the new Center on Global Energy Policy book series with Columbia University Press. They discuss: the origins of oil price control in the United States; differences between boom bust cycles today and 10 years ago; what history tells us about the future of price volatility and how governments and business can cope; and shale's role as a potential swing producer.
Jonathan Eyal, International Director, Royal United Services Institute - Russia, Energy Policy & Geopolitics (1/30/17)
From the recent OPEC agreement to energy security issues in Europe, few countries are more important to the global energy picture than Russia. On this episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff speaks with Dr. Jonathan Eyal, International Director of the Royal United Services Institute, a leading think tank on military and defense issues in the United Kingdom. They discuss: How Russia's position in the global energy order might shift as a result of growing U.S. and Australian LNG exports; What affect continued, if not harsher, U.S. sanctions will have on the Russia; How Brussels and Eastern Europe should handle energy ties with Russia; The development of Nordstream II; Russia's Middle East policy and implications for its relationship with OPEC.
Hon. Kevin Cramer, U.S. House of Representatives (R-ND) - Energy & Environment Policy Under a New Administration (1/23/17)
During his campaign for President of the United States, one of the many advisors Donald Trump turned to on energy issues was Kevin Cramer, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Dakota, the second leading state in oil production as a result of the boom in shale drilling. On this episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange host Bill Loveless talks with Congressman Cramer about his vision for American energy and environmental policy. They discuss: What being a climate skeptic means to the Congressman and where he stands on the issue; Insights on being tapped to advise Donald Trump on energy issues; What energy and environment issues the federal government should be regulating; Whether or not climate change is an urgent issue; Donald's Trumps commitment to the Paris Accord; The Congressman's advice to EPA-nominee Pruitt on the environment.
Sally Jewell, US Secretary of the Interior - Energy and Environment Policy & the US Interior Department (1/16/17)
Among the most important federal agencies assisting President Obama's energy and environment agenda has been the Department of Interior, which manages one-fifth of the nation’s lands and has a critical role to play in energy and climate issues. Host Jason Bordoff sits down with U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, in front of a live audience to discuss President Obama’s energy and environment legacy, as well as the Interior’s new report and guidance on coal leasing and how it will withstand a new administration, shifts in energy consumption and effects on local communities, offshore Arctic drilling, environmental activism and how to balance the need to produce resources while simultaneously addressing climate change, and the role of oil and gas in a low carbon transition.