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China is the world’s leading emitter of heat-trapping gases by a wide margin. In his Guide to Chinese Climate Policy, David Sandalow examines China's emissions, explores the impacts of climate change in China, provides a short history of China's climate policies and discusses China’s principal climate policies today. This up-to-date Guide is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in China, climate change or both.

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Philippe Benoit explores the role of state-owned enterprises in climate change, examines the effectiveness of market-oriented solutions such as carbon taxes in changing SOE behavior, and evaluates some other potential strategies for reducing their emissions.

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A new fact sheet that outlines the challenges and opportunities associated with the global energy transition.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless talks with Jeff Grybowski, until recently the co-CEO of Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind and previously the CEO of Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based company that completed the first offshore wind farm in the U.S.

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John MacWilliams, Sarah La Monaca and James Kobus analyze the PG&E bankruptcy, assess how capital markets have reacted to the bankruptcy through the lens of valuations in the US utility sector, and discuss the policy implications of California’s recent legislative response to wildfire risk.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Host Bill Loveless is joined by Dan Ponneman, the author of a new book called “Double Jeopardy: Combating Nuclear Terror and Climate Change.”

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The 2015 Paris climate agreement galvanized the global business community to commit to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and President Trump’s decision to withdraw only further fueled corporate calls for climate action.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., the private sector is playing a bigger role than ever before, and that goes for some energy providers, too. Among them is Xcel Energy, the first major U.S. utility to pledge to go...

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Rural Electricity Supply: Commodity or Entitlement is a summary of the work “Explaining Willingness to Pay for Pricing Reforms that Improve Electricity Service in India,” published by Dr. Johannes Urpelainen, Brian Blankenship and Jason Wong in Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy in January 2019, as part of CGEP’s Faculty Grant Program.  

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June 20, 2019

Location: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, First St NE, Washington, DC 20515, Room 203-02 The federal clean electricity tax credits that helped propel the rise of solar and wind power will soon expire, and policymakers on both sides of the aisle are...

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