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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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Tatiana Mitrova - Russia's Transitioning Role in the Global Energy Sector (8/14/17)
From what was hailed by some analysts as an historic agreement to curb oil production and stabilize markets alongside OPEC, to growing tensions with the United States and new economic sanctions that will target its energy sector, to the protracted fight over the Nordstream-2 pipeline and questions about European energy security, Russia plays and important and changing role in the global energy sector. Columbia Energy Exchange host Jason Bordoff sits down with Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, a fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, to discuss Russia and the global energy sector including topics such as: Russia's compliance with OPEC oil production cuts and the future of the agreement; Gazprom's response to changes in the global gas market; The future of clean energy in Russia; and European energy security and the Nordstream-2 pipeline. Follow and engage with the Center on Global Energy Policy: @ColumbiaUEnergy; http://energypolicy.columbia.edu
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Ernest Moniz - Clean Energy Innovation: What Will It Take?
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. Follow and engage with the Center on Global Energy Policy: @ColumbiaUEnergy; www.energypolicy.columbia.edu  
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Richard Nephew - What's Next for U.S. Sanctions & What Does it Mean for Energy?
New sanctions are being proposed against countries including Iran, Russia, Venezuela and North Korea, with potentially significant implications for global energy markets. To discuss what these sanctions entail and their impact on global energy markets, host Jason Bordoff (@JasonBordoff) speaks with CGEP Senior Scholar Richard Nephew (@RichardMNephew). They covers issues including: How President Trump could leave the Iran nuclear deal; Consequences of U.S. sanctions on Iran without international support; The impact of Russian sanctions on international oil markets; What sanctions against North Korea would entail; Whether or not the U.S. will impose sanctions against Venezuela. Richard was Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State and lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating the Iran nuclear deal. He is the author of the forthcoming book in the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy book series, The Art of Sanctions: A View From the Field. Follow and engage with the Center on Global Energy Policy: @ColumbiaUEnergy; www.energypolicy.columbia.edu
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Barry Perry - Transition in the North American Electric Grid (7/24/17)
From President Trump’s revocation of the Clean Power Plan and his decision to leave the Paris Agreement, to accelerating closures of nuclear power plants, to new demands from consumers for smarter and more efficient technologies to meet their electricity needs, the North American power sector is undergoing transition.  Host Bill Loveless (@bill_loveless) sits down with Barry Perry, President and CEO of Fortis, the largest investor-owned electric utility in Canada, to discuss developments in the North American natural gas and electric power industry including: The integration of renewables into the transmission grid; Similarities and differences in U.S. and Canadian energy policy; Implications of nuclear plant closures; Technological advancements and cyber threats to the electric grid. Follow and engage with the Center on Global Energy Policy: @ColumbiaUEnergy; www.energypolicy.columbia.edu
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Carol Browner - Energy & Environmental Policy Under Trump (7/17/17)
From a promise to bring coal jobs back, to the decision to leave the Paris Agreement, to a budget proposal that cuts funding to environmental and climate programs across government agencies, U.S. climate and environment policy is facing significant shifts following the election of Donald Trump. The Environmental Protection Agency in particular finds itself a target of the new Administration's efforts to roll back regulations that it claims stymie economic growth. To gauge what some of these shifts will mean, Host Jason Bordoff (@JasonBordoff) speaks with Carol Browner, the longest serving United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. They discuss: How the Trump Administration's proposed budget cuts will impact EPA; The effects of the Trump Administration's agenda on climate change progress; The role of local and state governments to combat climate change; The outlook for fuel economy standards in the US; Nuclear energy's role in a low carbon transition. Follow and engage with the Center on Global Energy Policy: @ColumbiaUEnergy; http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/
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