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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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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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The IEA's World Energy Outlook - Tim Gould (7/10/17)
Host Jason Bordoff (@JasonBordoff) sits down with Tim Gould, Head of Division for the World Energy Outlook (WEO) at the International Energy Agency (IEA), for a preview of 2017 WEO. They discuss: China's role as a key driver for global energy demand; Peak oil demand and the role of petrochemicals; Oil demand growth and climate change; The future of natural gas markets; Underinvestment in the energy system. Follow and engage with the Center on Global Energy Policy online: @ColumbiaUEnergy; http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/
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US Energy Policy Under Trump - Hon. Bill Richardson (7/3/17)
Host Bill Loveless (@bill_loveless) interviews former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson about the future of American energy policy and key issues facing the energy sector today, including topics such as: The challenges and opportunities faced by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry; How President Trump's budget proposal and a potential infrastructure bill will affect the Department of Energy; How U.S. energy policy has changed over the decades; The realities of climate change; The future of NAFTA. Follow and engage with the Center on Global Energy Policy online: @ColumbiaUEnergy; http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/
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The Outlook for Oil & Gas in South America - Ali Moshiri (6/26/17)
Host Jason Bordoff (@JasonBordoff) speaks with Ali Moshiri, the former president of Chevron's Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production division, about the crisis in Venezuela and the effects on the global energy sector, and then the outlook for other oil and gas producing nations in the region including: Challenges for international oil companies in Brazil; The outlook for shale development in Argentina; Colombian shale development and disruption from environmental groups. Follow and engage with the Center on Global Energy Policy online: @ColumbiaUEnergy; http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/
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