CGEP Podcast Header

The energy world is in the midst of its greatest upheaval in a generation, redefining long-held geopolitical relationships with profound impacts on the global economy and environment. How do we balance the priorities of economic growth, energy security, and environmental sustainability?  The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University is a leading resource for research and discussion that gets beyond the polarization that threatens to overwhelm the energy debate.  In each episode of this podcast series, we bring you a conversation among top energy experts drawn from industry, government, academia and civil society about our energy future.

Subscribe Here:


Women in Energy Spotlight: What is going on in the energy start up world today? (3/6/17)
NYU's Center for Global Affairs, the Energy Policy International Club (EPIC), and the Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program co-hosted a public panel focused on energy start-ups. We had experts working in companies that focus on energy efficiency, clean energy finance, and technology joining us to share their experience entering these fields and offer advice on the types of skills companies are looking for. They also provided insights on how the industry is evolving as well as the current state of women in the energy start-up sector. The panel included the following experts: Ali Adler, Claire Johnson, ‎Mouchka Heller, and Angela Ferrante.  
Show Description
The Future of the Renewable Energy Jobs Market (2/23/17)
The Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program hosted a public panel focused on the future of the renewable energy jobs market. This panel explored different sectors of the market and addressed its current state, where the opportunities are focused, and where there is most need for innovation. We had experts with backgrounds in the private, public, and international arenas joining us to share their experience entering these fields, providing insights and advice on how the industry is evolving as well as the current state of women in the renewable energy field. The panel included the following experts: Elle Carberry, Greentech Capital Advisors; Kristen Graf, Women of Wind Energy; Yera Ortiz de Urbina, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA); Kristine Pizzo, New York Power Authority; and Nilda Mesa, Earth Institute.    
Show Description
Energy, Economy and Geopolitics in the Gulf Arab States (2/1/17)
Perhaps no region matters more to the oil and broader energy markets than the GCC group of countries. Understanding the drivers of the region’s reform movement, assessing its chances of success and the potential impact of both success and failure on the region’s stability and oil industry dynamics, has become a pressing if daunting challenge for oil market analysts and anyone with an interest in the energy industry and energy markets. The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a panel discussion with a distinguished set of experts including: Ed Morse, Citigroup; Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences; Dr. Steffen Hertog, London School of Economics; Dr. Bernard Haykel,  Princeton University; Dr. Joseph Westphal, former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice and Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, SIPA (moderator).
Show Description
BP Energy Outlook - 2017 Edition (1/31/17)
The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted the official US Launch of the BP Energy Outlook - 2017 Edition with BP Group Chief Economist Spencer Dale. The BP Energy Outlook considers a base case, which outlines the “most likely” path for energy demand based on assumptions about future changes in policy, technology and the economy.  Beyond the base case, the Energy Outlook examines some of the key issues that will shape energy supply and demand through to 2035, and explores possible alternative outcomes. Center Director Jason Bordoff moderated a discussion following the presentation. You can find a copy of the report here: http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/events-calendar/bp-energy-outlook-2017-edition
Show Description
Book Launch: Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices by Bob McNally (1/25/17)
CGEP hosted a panel discussion about oil volatility in conjunction with the launch of the first book in the new Center on Global Energy Policy book series through Columbia University Press. Fellow Robert McNally delivered a presentation of his book, Crude Volatility, followed by a larger discussion with Marianne Kah from ConocoPhilips, Michael Cohen from Barclays and CGEP’s senior research scholar Antoine Halff. Director Jason Bordoff moderated the discussion.
Show Description