Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

The Trump Administration’s approach to energy, climate change and environmental policy shows a marked departure from the path put forward by the previous administration. On this edition of the Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff sat down...

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Commentary

CGEP Scholar Dr. Noah Kauman describes how the Deutch proposal resembles and differs from the other prominent carbon tax proposals of 2018.

 

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

A new president takes office in Mexico on December 1. Andrés Manuel López Obrador easily won Mexico’s presidential election on July 1 as a populist representing a party he founded four years ago. His nation’s energy future is among the critical...

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Report

In this project, the authors compiled a global geospatial database of dams, the GDAT, to enable rigorous research on the costs and benefits of dam construction.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Energy and the environment may not have been leading national issues in the U.S. mid-terms elections, but the results will nevertheless influence public policy in Washington, D.C. and states across the nation. 

On this edition of the...

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Report

CGEP Scholar Philippe Benoit served as the lead author of the recently released report, Energy Access and Affordability Voluntary Action Plan for Latin America and the Caribbean, by the G20.

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Op-ed

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Jason Bordoff argues that, given the urgency of the threat, grid cybersecurity must be treated as the critical national security issue that it is, and must not be politicized in the polarizing climate debate.

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Commentary

In a new commentary, CGEP Scholar Katherine Spector outlines the role that gas storage plays in the North American winter, demonstrates how unusual the storage fundamentals look going into this coming season and why they support higher prices, and explains what might be unanticipated price spikes given the data.

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CGEP Scholar Dr. Noah Kaufman examines four concerns that carbon tax supporters have raised with the design of Initiative 1631 in Washington state. For each, he highlights the consensus of economists on how a carbon tax should be designed (in theory) and compares those recommendations to the details of Initiative 1631.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks are becoming increasingly important to judging the credit worthiness of electric utilities, especially as climate change makes their work more challenging. 

On this episode of the Columbia...

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