Climate Change

Trump promotes fossil fuels and assails pollution rules in energy plan

“Increasing domestic energy production has economic and geopolitical benefits, but strong and smart environmental protections are needed to clean up toxic waste and clean up the air we breathe, and those shouldn’t be partisan issues,” said Jason Bordoff, director of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

“The U.S. coal industry has been in structural decline for decades, recently driven by things like weak global demand and cheap natural gas,” said Bordoff, a former director for energy and climate at the National Security Council under Obama. “And eliminating environmental rules protecting air and water is not going to bring those jobs back.”

Trump to deliver energy policy speech in North Dakota

Jason Bordoff, the founding director of the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy and a former senior adviser to the Obama administration, said he hoped Trump's remarks would reflect recognition of the complexity of the global energy system and the potential consequences of disruption. "Disconnecting the U.S. from the global energy market would be very damaging and harmful to both U.S. consumers and U.S. producers," he said.

2016 Medium-Term Gas Market Report

Monday, June 20, 2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Columbia Club 15 West 43rd St New York, NY 10036

The Center on Global Energy Policy was pleased to host a presentation and discussion of the IEA Medium Term Gas Market Report 2016. Ms. Costanza Jacazio, Senior Gas Expert in the Gas, Coal and Power Division at the International Energy Agency presented the report after which there was a moderated discussion.

Solar Energy Will Thrive

Solar power is booming. Globally and in the United States, installations grew at least 28 percent last year.The U.S. solar industry now employs more than 200,000 workers – roughly three times as many as the coal mining industry.

How Driverless Cars Could End Up Harming the Environment

Many ecological benefits have been projected for driverless cars, but CGEP Director Jason Bordoff says they may also pose some risks for the environment.

Solar Together: A Proposal

David Sandalow
Climate Change
Renewables

This report reviews the solar PV R&D programs in four countries (the United States, Japan, Germany and South Korea) and proposes a new program -- Solar Together -- to improve national solar R&D programs and speed commercialization of their research results.

Global Voices on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a panel discussion on the Paris Agreement and what it means for the various international stakeholders including governments, the renewable energy industry, and other business sectors. Distinguished experts included Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment for the United Arab Emirates, Adnan Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Dr. Joe Aldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Fellow at the Center, and Delphine Eyraud, French  Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. The event will be hosted by David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy.

Women, Energy, and Economic Empowerment

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Columbia Club Alexander Hamilton Room 15 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036

The Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program, the SIPA Energy Association, and the SIPA Consulting Club co-hosted an evening of frank and interactive discussion on the interplay of gender, energy, and sustainable development.

Governor Cuomo’s Goal of 50% Renewables by 2030: What Would It Take?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Columbia University Law School
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104

435 West 116th Street, New York, NY

Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the state's regulators to take actions that will assure that 50 percent of the state's electricity supply comes from renewable sources by 2030. This decarbonization is a central part of the state's efforts to fight climate change. At this program a principal architect of the program discussed how it will be achieved, followed by commentaries by representatives of important elements of the energy industry.

Pacific Rim Energy Trade and Economic Competitiveness in the Age of Shale Oil and Gas [Tokyo, Japan]

Thursday, April 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Institute of Energy Economics, Japan | Meeting Room, 11F
Inui Bldg. Kachidoki, 13-1, Kachidoki 1-chome, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) are jointly hosted a plenary conversation in Tokyo, Japan on Pacific Rim energy trade and economic competitiveness in the age of shale oil and gas.

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