Carbon Tax Initiative

Our Carbon Tax Research Initiative explores key questions and implications related to the design and implementation of a carbon tax in the United States.

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Carbon Management Research Initiative

 Our Carbon Management Research Initiative explores the public policy, financial and economic aspects of removing, storing and using carbon dioxide. 

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Guide to Chinese Climate Policy 

Our Guide to Chinese Climate Policy explores the impacts of climate change in China, and the effectiveness of policies designed to address climate change.

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Featured Research

Sorry, but the Virus Shows Why There Won’t Be Global Action on Climate Change

In his latest essay for Foreign Policy magazine (for which he is now a columnist), Jason Bordoff examines what the response to the Covid-19 pandemic can teach us about how we respond to climate change.

In the past decade, US oil and gas companies have become so successful in finding and getting oil out of the ground that they have started burning billions of dollars worth of gas each year. When a company produces oil,...

New York City bus

On September 17, 2019, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) hosted a workshop on the electrification of New York City’s bus fleet. The workshop offered a number of observations and recommendations to assist the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) with meeting its goal of fully electrifying New York City’s municipal bus fleet by 2040. 

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Columbia Energy Exchange

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Dr. Joe Aldy
Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff is joined by Dr. Joe Aldy to gain insight into design of stimulus and how climate policy could factor into it. 

Dr. Ajay Mathur
Director General of The Energy & Resources Institute, New Delhi

Host Jason Bordoff is joined by Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General of The Energy & Resources Institute in New Delhi, to discuss the energy outlook in India.

Dr. Julio Friedmann
Senior Research Scholar, CGEP

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless catches up with Julio Friedmann, a senior research scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy and the director of the center’s Carbon Management Research Initiative.