Sustainability

Low Oil Prices: An Opportunity for Fuel Subsidy Reform

Keith J. Benes
Dr. Johannes Urpelainen
Climate Change
Oil
Sustainability

In a new paper for the Center on Global Energy Policy, Dr. Johannes Urpelainen, Associate Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and a Faculty Affiliate at the Center, and his co-authors examine the impact of low oil prices on global fuel subsidies across a number of dimensions. First, the paper explains the benefits of fuel subsidy removal and how low oil prices can enable action. Second, it summarizes key lessons about political obstacles to reform based on original research and the existing literature. Finally, it offers action-oriented recommendations for national and international policymakers, as well as social scientists.

The Water-Energy Nexus

Monday, December 7, 2015
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Faculty House, Presidential Room

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a 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.  

Conversation with David Crane, President and CEO, NRG

Thursday, November 12, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House, Presidential Ballroom

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a conversation with David Crane, President and Chief Executive Officer, NRG, who discussed the transformation of the US power sector and the importance of leadership and innovation in the energy space.

Columbia University's 11th Annual Student Energy Symposium

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - Friday, November 6, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lerner Hall

Columbia University

The Center on Global Energy Policy was proud to support Columbia University's 11th Annual Student Energy Symposium. The Symposium is the largest student-run energy event in New York City, jointly organized by the School of International and Public Affairs' Student Energy Association, the Columbia Graduate School of Business' Energy Club, the Columbia Law School's Environmental Law Society, and the Columbia Engineering Energy Club.

IEA's Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation and discussion of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2015 with report lead author Michael Waldron, Renewable Energy Markets Analyst and Project Manager, IEA, and co-author Heymi Bahar, Renewable Energy Markets Analyst, IEA.  

Lighting the World: A Conversation with Jim Rogers, Former Chairman and CEO, Duke Energy

Monday, October 26, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House, 3rd Floor Presidential Room

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a discussion with Jim Rogers, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy, on his new book: Lighting the World: Transforming our Energy Future by Bringing Electricity to Everyone.

The US and China team up on climate change

This week we welcome the Center's Inaugural Fellow, David Sandalow, for a discussion on the new steps the US and China are taking to fight global warming and what those steps mean for the world.

U.S. and China team up on global warming

Tensions between the United States and China are running high on issues including cyber security, the South China Sea and currency values. So why are the U.S. and China working so well together on climate change? And what does it mean for the world? David Sandalow explains in an op-ed for Reuters

The Geopolitics of European Energy Trade and Security [London, England]

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Offices of Clifford Chance 10 Upper Bank Street London E14 5JJ England

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) co-hosted a plenary conversation on the geopolitics of European energy trade and security.

Meeting China's Climate Goals

David Sandalow and Panel Discussion
Monday, September 21, 2015
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House, 2nd Floor (Seminar Room)

The Center on Global Energy Policy and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law hosted a discussion on Meeting China's Climate Goals.

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