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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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Christof Rühl, Global Head of Research, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority - The Outlook for the Global Energy System (5/22/17)
Host Jason Bordoff interviews Christof Rühl, Global Head of Research at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, about some of the leading issues that will influence the future of the global energy sector. Jason and Christof discuss: energy demand in emerging markets; the future of peak oil demand; the long-term outlook for shale; and expectations for the upcoming OPEC meeting. 
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Hon. Fred Upton, U.S. House of Representatives (R-MI) - The Prospects for U.S. Energy Legislation (5/15/17)
President Trump campaigned on the promise to revitalize American infrastructure. In his first one hundred days in office, he approved the construction of Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects, two highly politicized and controversial energy projects. Now, lawmakers are considering the possibility of a broad infrastructure bill that may include not only roads and bridges, but also pipes to deliver clean drinking water, new oil and gas pipelines, and projects that would impact U.S. LNG exports, hydropower and offshore drilling. Host Bill Loveless (@bill_loveless) sits down withRepublican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Hon. Fred Upton, to discuss anticipated legislation that would affect America's energy infrastructure and other issues including: The role of energy in a new infrastructure bill; How Trump's budget proposal would affect the Department of Energy; Climate change and technology; Nuclear energy and coal; An "all of the above" approach to energy security. @ColumbiaUEnergy #ColumbiaEnergyExchange
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Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences - The Outlook for Oil Markets and GCC Economies (5/8/17)
Host Jason Bordoff (@JasonBordoff) interviews Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences and the former Acting Secretary General and Director of the Research Division of OPEC, about oil markets and the future of GCC economies. Topics they discuss include: Impacts of the oil price collapse on GCC economies; Economic reforms in GCC nations; The reality of peak oil demand; The role of shale in global oil supplies; Russia's commitment to OPEC production cuts. Follow and engage with the Center on Global Energy Policy online: @ColumbiaUEnergy; http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/
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Tommy Beaudreau, CGEP Non-resident Fellow & Partner, Latham & Watkins - A New Start for U.S. Offshore Oil, Gas Drilling? (5/1/17)
Host Bill Loveless speaks with Tommy Beaudreau, a non-resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy and partner in the Environment, Land & Resources Department of Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. Bill and Tommy discuss: details of the latest executive order on offshore oil and gas drilling; what political and legal challenges the order will face; how the U.S. government have improved drilling and safety standards since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; and next steps in the offshore review process.
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Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas, Bloomberg New Energy Finance - Sustainable Energy in the United States (4/24/17)
Host Bill Loveless speaks with Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas at Bloomberg New Energy Finance and a specialist in U.S. clean energy policy. Bill and Ethan discussed: the future of the Clean Power Plan; natural gas markets; the longevity of the U.S. coal sector; and the future of nuclear power in the U.S. under President Trump.
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