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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.

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New York's Renewable Energy Future (5/2/17)
CGEP hosted a conversation on the future of renewable energy in New York. Jason Bordoff, Professor of Practice in International and Public Affairs at SIPA and Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, moderated a conversation with a group of distinguished speakers: Knut M. Aanstad, President, Statoil Wind US LLC; Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University; Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York; Eric Martel, President and CEO, Hydro-Quebec; and Vijay Modi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Infrastructure Programs, Millennium Villages Project.
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The Future of Clean Transportation Technology (4/20/17)
The Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy program hosted a public panel discussion on the future of clean transportation technology and innovation including smart mobility, electric vehicles, and battery technologies from the technological maturity, market readiness, and policy outlook perspectives.  The panel included the following speakers: Christina Lampe-Onnerud, CEO and Founder, Cadenza Innovation; Robyn Marquis, Project Manager, Clean Transportation Program at NYSERDA; Goksin Kavlak, Graduate researcher, Trancik Lab at the Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) at MIT; and Sharon Di, Assistant Professor, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University.
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Can Coal Make a Comeback? (4/26/17)
The decline in US coal mining played a prominent role in the 2016 US presidential campaign. Donald Trump repeatedly promised to revive the US coal industry and bring back mining employment by removing environmental regulations. President Trump has reiterated these promises since the election. But can coal make a comeback?  CGEP held a panel discussion with the following experts: Jim Rogers, Former President, CEO and Chairman, Duke Energy; Dr. Geoff Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School; Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group; Jason Bordoff, Professor of Practice in International and Public Affairs, SIPA; Director, Center on Global Energy Policy; and Peter Marsters, Research Analyst, Rhodium Group.  
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Climate Solutions: Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (4/17/17)
To kick-off Earth Week, CGEP and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law hosted a discussion with leading experts who presented and compared strategies for deep decarbonization in the United States by 2050. The panel included the following distinguished experts: Jeff Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute; Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute; Geoff Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School; Judi Greenwald, Principal, Greenwald Consulting; and Michael Gerrard, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.   
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2017 Energy Summit: Mr. Amin Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco (4/14/17)
CGEP hosted a special conversation between Mr. Amin Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco, and Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and a member of CGEP's Advisory Board, as part of the 2017 Columbia Global Energy Summit.  
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