Sustainability

Deal on Carbon Emissions by Obama and Xi Jinping Raises Hopes for Upcoming Paris Climate Talks

CGEP Inaugural Fellow and former Under Secretary of Energy (acting) David Sandalow comments on the historic agreement between the U.S. and China to set carbon emissions reduction targets.

The Energy and Climate Nexus

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a forum on The Energy and Climate Nexus. This event examined the various changes to our energy system that could help keep climate change below a two degree threshold and help meet the goal of a sustainable energy future, including:

- Significantly increasing renewable energy deployment; 
- Accelerating Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), and negative carbon emissions technologies; 
- Deploying next generation nuclear technology.

Center Fellow Nobuo Tanaka, former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA), offered brief framing remarks. Following his remarks, Center Director Jason Bordoff moderated a discussion with Dr. Klaus Lackner, Director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, and Professor at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University, and former Professor of Geophysics and Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia University; Ted Norhaus, Chairman, The Breakthrough Institute; Nobuo Tanaka, and; Ethan Zindler, Head of Policy Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Solving the Carbon Problem Together featuring Roger Sant

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a discussion with Roger W. Sant, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation and Chairman, The Summit Foundation. Drawing on lessons from his forty years of experience in the energy industry, Sant discussed the problem of carbon pollution, argued against the pessimism that often pervades discussions on this topic, and offered insights on ways to move forward. Following these remarks, CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow moderated a panel discussion with Sant as well as

  • George Frampton, Principal, New Energy Advisors and Co-Founder, Partnership for Responsible Growth, and former Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality;
  • Mona Sutphen, Partner, Macro Advisory Partners, and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy.

10th Annual Columbia University Energy Symposium

Friday, November 21, 2014
8:15 am - 5:30 pm

Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

The Center on Global Energy Policy is proud to support the 10th Annual Columbia University Energy Symposium. The Symposium is jointly organized by the School of International and Public Affairs' Student Energy Association, the Columbia Graduate School of Business' Energy Club, and the Columbia Law Schools’ Environmental Law Society to offer a wide spectrum of perspectives that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the energy industry today. To view the full program, list of speakers, and register, please visit the Symposium's website: http://www.cuenergysymposium.com. 

2nd Roundtable on the Resilience of the Liquid Fuel Supply Chain in the Tri-State Area

Friday, October 17, 2014
9:00 am
The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) hosted our second off-the-record roundtable on the resilience of the liquid fuel supply chain in the New York Tri-state area.

Trends and Drivers of Global Energy Investment featuring Nobel Laureate Dr. R. K. Pachauri

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation and discussion on the trends and drivers of global energy investment today and in the future. Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Nobel Laureate, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Director of The Energy Research Institute in India, will offer keynote remarks.

Amb. Carlos Pascual, Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. State Department, moderated a discussion with Dr. Pachauri as well as additional participants, including Michael Eckhart, Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability, Citigroup, and Ted Roosevelt IV, Managing Director & Chairman of Cleantech Initiative, Barclays.

 

Solving the Carbon Problem Together

Roger Sant, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The AES Corporation
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a discussion with Roger Sant, co-founder and chairman emeritus, The AES Corporation and Chairman, The Summit Foundation.

Corporate use of carbon prices: Commentary from corporations, investors and thought leaders

Jason Bordoff
Climate Change
Sustainability

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, contributed to a new paper by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) on how the corporate use of carbon pricing can spur innovation, curtail risk and provide investors with an economic valuation of climate-related risks and opportunities.

Interview with Eirik Wærness, Chief Economist of Statoil, on the long-term outlook for global energy markets

Forecasting the long-term outlook for global energy markets has always been a formidable task. The Center on Global Energy Policy sat down with Eirik Wærness, Statoil’s chief economist, ahead of the U.S. presentation of Statoil’s long-term macro and market outlook, to discuss the changes in global energy security requirements, geopolitical risks to markets, U.S. shale oil production, the impact of the developing global LNG market, and the variables which must be taken into account when looking 25 years into the future of the global energy system.

Japan's 4th Strategic Energy Plan

Toshikazu Okuya, Director, Energy Supply and Demand Policy Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Monday, June 9, 2014
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Presentation of Japan's 4th strategic energy plan by Mr. Toshikazu Okuya, Director, Energy Supply and Demand Policy Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

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