Sustainability

Next Steps for International Climate Action: A Roundtable Discussion with the COP22 Steering Committee

Monday, September 19, 2016
6:30 pm

Columbia Law School

435 West 116th Street, Room 103

New York, NY 10027

US Coal in the 21st Century: Markets, Bankruptcy, Finance and Law

Thursday, September 8, 2016
11:00 am - 5:15 pm

Columbia University

School of International and Public Affairs

420 West 118th St., room: 1501

New York, NY 10027

Do Low Oil Prices Undermine US Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards?

Center on Global Energy Policy
Energy Efficiency
Oil
Sustainability
Transportation

Fuel economy standards lie at the center of US efforts to reduce oil consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions. A new report published today by the Center on Global Energy Policy examines the effect low gasoline prices are having on this policy lever. Co-authored by Benjamin Leard, Joshua Linn, and Virginia McConnell of Resources for the Future, the report finds that, during the study period from June 2014 to August 2015, low fuel prices had only a modest effect on meeting the federally required level of fuel economy. If that finding continues beyond the study period, the authors conclude, then low fuel prices will not have a substantial effect on the average fuel economy of new light duty vehicles sales. However, the report cautions that low fuel prices may cause consumers to choose more powerful cars than if fuel prices were higher. Automakers would have to make up the difference if so, which raises the cost of complying with the regulations.

Study Links 6.5 Million Deaths Each Year to Air Pollution

To solve today’s biggest energy problems, the I.E.A. needs to have the world’s most important energy players as part of it,” said Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.

Global CO2 Initiative, Japanese Government Partner to Create Roadmap for CO2 Utilization Technologies

“I look forward to working with the Global CO2 Initiative to develop this important roadmap,” said David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, who serves as Chair of the ICEF Innovation Roadmap Project. “The ICEF Innovation Roadmap Project welcomes the chance to contribute to work on carbon dioxide utilization and help fill a gap in the global R&D agenda for clean energy technologies.”

Does Donald Trump's plan to drill more oil make sense?

"Production will recover when the oil prices make it economic, not because we gut environmental rules that protect air and water," said Jason Bordoff, a professor on energy policy at Columbia University and a former Obama adviser.

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.

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