Event
October 30, 2019

While, internationally, the most visible push in the energy-development area is to eradicate poverty through increased access, middle-income developing countries face another challenge that resonates more for them domestically and also presents...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

China is the world leader in emissions of heat-trapping gases, and the Chinese government is taking many steps to reduce emissions, including policies that have made China the world's leader in renewable energy and electric vehicles. But other...

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Research
Report

CGEP Senior Research Scholar Dr. Erica Downs examines the environmental and debt sustainability of China’s Belt and Road Initiative through the lens of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) power sector projects. 

High voltage electricity Transmission Towers of National Grid passing through green mustard fields , Uttar Pradesh, India
Research
Report

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.  

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless sits down with Susana Jiménez, Chile’s energy minister.

Event
April 23, 2019

Women in developing countries have a distinct role in leading a global energy transition, one that improves access, while promoting social and environmental goals. In fact, some of the most daunting aspects of energy poverty disproportionately...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

On this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff is joined by María Fernanda Suárez, Minister of Mines and Energy in Colombia, where she manages the country's efforts to boost oil production, promote sustainability, and diversify...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Host Bill Loveless talks to David Foster, an author of the newly released U.S. Energy and Employment Report 2019.

Power lines and a windmill against a bright sun.
Research

This effort develops an energy-for-development framework to analyze the energy transformations of developing countries in the 21st century. The framework is constructed around the five pillars of energy exports: growing local consumption, securing more energy, global impacts, and access for homes and businesses.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Freeing the world of poverty is the predominant goal of the World Bank, one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. And one of the most important factors in achieving that objective is providing reliable and...

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