Energy-Water Nexus

This episode features a presentation and discussion on the water-energy nexus with Melanie Kenderdine, Director, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and Energy Counselor to the Secretary, US Department of Energy.

Sunny Day Fund: Why We Need to Invest In Our Shared Energy Future Now

Advisory Board member Reid Hoffman explains why he is participating in the Breakthrough Energy Coalition alongside Bill Gates and many other global business leaders.

Paris Climate Conference: Thoughts on Day One

David Sandalow
Climate Change

The Paris climate conference opened yesterday and will continue for two more weeks. At the end, with a small miracle, the 194 nations participating may reach unanimous agreement on some aspects of the world’s response to climate change. But a big part of the legacy of this conference is already written. As the first day of the conference draws to a close, the Paris conference has already delivered important results.

Diplomacy And Debate At COP 21 Paris Climate Talks

David Sandalow joined NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook to discuss what’s needed, what’s possible, what’s coming on the climate from Paris.

What's at stake at COP21?

CNN International talks to David Sandalow, former U.S. Under Secretary of Energy and now Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, about this week's climate meeting in Paris.

A Discussion with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

In the most recent episode of the Global Energy Policy podcast, our host, Bill Loveless, interviews US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Their discussion touches on a wide range of issues including the outlook for the Paris climate talks, the EPA's Clean Power Plan, and the broader relationship between the Obama Administration's energy and environmental goals.

David Crane’s 5 ‘Easy’ Steps to Tackling Climate Change

"The energy industry is running out of time on climate change, says NRG CEO David Crane. And if utilities don't find the customer-centric solutions to the problem, they're in big trouble" - via GreentechMedia

Cuba's Offshore Oil Drilling - Prospects and Implications

In this episode, our host, Bill Loveless, reports from Cuba, where a conference called "Safe Seas, Clean Seas" explored opportunities for collaboration between the US and Cuba in Cuba's offshore oil drilling. Bill spoke with a number of experts and officials during the conference and this episode focuses on four such conversations.

  • Lee Hunt, the lead organizer of the "Safe Seas, Clean Seas" conference and a former President of the International Association of Drilling Contractors.
  • Osvaldo Lopez, an official with the Cuban oil company CU-PET.
  • Jorge Pinon, the Director of the Latin America and Caribbean Energy Program at The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Robert Muse, a lawyer from Washington, D.C. who specializes on the US embargo towards Cuba.


Decoding Paris: Will the Paris Climate Negotiations Catalyze Greater Climate Action?

Monday, November 16, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102A Columbia Law School 435 West 116th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue) New York, NY 10027

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a panel discussion previewing the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris.


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