Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh on Oct. 24, 2018.
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Op-ed

In his latest essay in Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff examines the geopolitical impacts of the 2020 oil crash and explains why, despite near-term economic pain, Saudi Arabia may be an unexpected beneficiary looking beyond the immediate crisis.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Today's global pandemic is testing the limits of people’s ability to cope with massive disruption in their lives, including steps they take for the public good. And there may be lessons there regarding our response to climate change.

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Gas flare
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Global Energy Dialogue

Marianne Kah summarizes a recent workshop hosted by the Center on Global Energy Policy and the Energy Institute of the University of Texas at Austin that explored challenges and potential solutions to natural gas flaring, primarily in the Permian Basin.

CCUS Finance
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Report

Dr. Julio Friedmann, Emeka Ochu and Jeffrey Brown analyze the policy measures needed to close the finance and investment gap for carbon capture projects in the U.S. power sector, focusing on privately held power plants fueled by natural gas and coal that represent about half of the power generation in the U.S. 

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Fifty years ago this week, 20 million Americans came together to march for the planet, demanding action to clean up America’s waterways and air and protect public health. Their efforts launched the first Earth Day and the modern...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Fifty years ago this week, one out of every 10 Americans, 20 million in all, came together for a series of rallies, teach-ins, and speeches, to tell their leaders they were no longer willing to put up with choking...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Governments around the world are consumed now with the challenge of responding effectively to the coronavirus pandemic, including providing adequate healthcare and alleviating the economic impact of the crisis. But policymakers in Washington and...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

One of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an intentional effort to bring much of the economy to a standstill to slow the spread of the virus. A consequence of that has been an unprecedented drop in...

Virus Outbreak Iran Nowruz
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Commentary

Richard Nephew argues that the current international situation undermines the US contention that sanctions are comparatively humane policy tools and justified in use, especially as relates to sanctions imposed against Iran and Venezuela.

Russia and Saudi Arabia have a unique chance to test global storage capacity limits © Bloomberg
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Op-ed

Antoine Halff argues that on the face of it, the idea of Saudi Arabia and Russia starting an oil price war in the middle of a global pandemic is foolhardy. But from a game theory perspective, it is a masterstroke.

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