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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation's premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center's podcasts feature policy experts who provide updates and background on key issues in the news. Additional audio and video can be found at http://www.cbpp.org/multimedia
 
The energy world is in the midst of its greatest upheaval in a generation, redefining long-held geopolitical relationships with profound impacts on the global economy and environment. How do we balance the priorities of economic growth, energy security, and environmental sustainability? The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University is a leading resource for research and discussion that gets beyond the polarization that threatens to overwhelm the energy debate. In each episode of ...
 
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On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and geo…
 
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and geo…
 
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and geo…
 
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and geo…
 
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and geo…
 
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and geo…
 
CGEP hosted a book talk with Dr. Johannes Urpelainen, the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and CGEP Fellow, on his new book, Renewables: The Politics of a Global Energy Transition where he and co-author Michaël Aklin offer a comprehensive politic…
 
Over the coming decades, digital technologies are set to make energy systems around the world more connected, intelligent, efficient, reliable, and sustainable. But getting everything right will not be easy. The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently completed its first ever analysis to comprehensively depict how digitalization is reshaping the…
 
Solar energy, once a niche application for a limited market, has become the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth. What’s more, its potential is nearly limitless—every hour the sun beams down more energy than the world uses in a year. But in his new book, Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Save the Planet (MIT Pres…
 
In the wake of President Trump’s announcement that he intends to have the United States leave the Paris climate accord, many American states, cities, and corporations declared: “We are still in.” Beyond the rhetoric, however, how strongly committed is America’s corporate sector to taking steps to reduce climate change? Can corporate actions on clim…
 
No region remains more important for the global energy scene than the Middle East, and the influence of the Gulf Arab States remains extremely high. In order to understand current trends in energy markets, and their implications for economies and geopolitical relations of the Gulf states, the Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a discussion with …
 
The global energy landscape is changing. What are the key factors influencing the shift in the energy mix and the pace at which it is changing? The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation of the BP Energy Outlook - 2018 Edition with Group Chief Economist Spencer Dale. The BP Energy Outlook outlines BP’s views of future global energy ma…
 
Like many nations around the world grappling with climate change and threats to the natural environment and public health, Canada is taking action to address these challenges, including ratification of the Paris Agreement and a pledge to reduce domestic greenhouse gas emissions by thirty percent in 2030 from 2005 levels. Prime Minister Justin Trude…
 
On February 13, 2018, the Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation by John Conti, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, of the EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2018. The Annual Energy Outlook provides modeled projections of domestic energy markets through 2050, and includes cases with different assumptions of ma…
 
In a world struggling to respond adequately to the challenge of climate change, how should we think about the implications of efforts to alleviate poverty by facilitating energy development that enables economic opportunity – and what are the implications of success on climate change? A better understanding of the implications for climate change of…
 
The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a fireside chat with Commissioner Neil Chatterjee of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Commissioner Chatterjee discussed a number of pertinent issues including power markets and efforts to promote grid reliability and resilience, natural gas markets, and infrastructure development, among others. CGE…
 
Center on Global Energy Policy launched The Fracking Debate, the upcoming book in the Center on Global Energy Policy Series published by the Columbia University Press. In his book, author Daniel Raimi, Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future, Lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and fac…
 
Economic sanctions are a key part of international affairs, but they have been widely criticized for decades as being too inefficient, unwieldy, inconsistent with the interests of business and industry, and brutally inconsiderate of humanitarian concerns. At the center is a question of whether and how to do sanctions right. The Center on Global Ene…
 
Recent events in Venezuela – from missed debt payments and calls for debt restructuring to the arrest of Citgo officials and the appointment of a general with no experience in the oil business as oil minister and head of state oil company PdVSA – signal an acceleration of the country’s crisis. Although President Nicolas Maduro consolidated his poli…
 
Under the Belt and Road Initiative, the Chinese government will provide hundreds of billions of dollars for thousands of projects across Asia, Europe and Africa. This will include funding for power plants, transmission lines and other energy infrastructure. The Chinese government has emphasized “green development” as an important feature of the Bel…
 
The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a discussion on the outlook for offshore energy production in a low oil price environment. Jason Bordoff, CGEP Founding Director, moderated the discussion and we were pleased to be joined by: Lars Christian Bacher, Executive Vice President, Development & Production International, Statoil Tommy Beaudreau, Pa…
 
China and the US are the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters. In October, President Xi opened China’s 19th Party Congress declaring that China is “taking a driving seat in international cooperation to respond to climate change.” As President Trump arrives in Beijing for bilateral meetings, please join us please join us in exploring questions su…
 
On the eve of the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP-23) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (November 6 to 17, in Bonn), CGEP hosted a panel discussion on the future of international climate negotiations. What are the stakes for the United States and other parties at COP-23 and in the broader UNFCCC negotiations? Can the other par…
 
On October 30, 2017, the Center on Global Energy Policy was honored to welcome Chairman Liu Zhenya, Chairman of the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization and Chairman of the China Electricity Council, and the former CEO of the world’s largest electric utility, China State Grid, to deliver keynote remarks on global e…
 
President Trump announced he will no longer certify the Iran nuclear agreement is in the U.S. national interest. This decision will have consequences for the United States in the Middle East as well as potentially beyond. CGEP hosted an expert panel to discuss the decision and its implications, its impact on the Iran nuclear agreement itself, how C…
 
The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation and discussion of the IEA's Renewable Energy Market Report 2017 with Heymi Bahar, Renewable Energy Markets Analyst at the International Energy Agency and Project Manager of the Report. This report examines how renewable energy in the power, heat and transportation sectors will evolve over 201…
 
CGEP was honored to welcome Ibrahim Baylan, Swedish Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, as guest speaker at our Fall 2017 Energy Leaders Forum. Minister Baylan offered keynote remarks focused on Swedish and international energy and climate change initiatives. Following his remarks, Minister Baylan had a one-on-one conversation with David S…
 
CGEP hosted a presentation and discussion of IEA's World Energy Investment 2017 report with Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency. CGEP Fellow, John MacWilliams moderated the discussion following Mr. Varro's presentation. World Energy Investment 2017 is the second annual IEA benchmark analysis of energy investment. It hig…
 
The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise and the Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation by Howard Bamsey, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). ED Bamsey discussed climate finance and the role of GCF. After his keynote remarks, panelists joined CGEP Inaugural Fellow, David Sandalow for an actively moderated discussion focu…
 
CGEP hosted a discussion with Meghan O'Sullivan, Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and the Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, and former Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. O'Sullivan discussed her new…
 
The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted the global launch of the International Energy Agency’s annual natural-gas market analysis and forecast report. Renamed Gas 2017, the market report provides a detailed analysis of supply and trade developments, infrastructure investments, and demand-growth forecast through 2022. Dr. Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Ex…
 
Eirik Wærness, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Statoil, presented Statoil’s Energy Perspectives 2017 Edition at CGEP. Following his presentation, Director Jason Bordoff led a discussion with Eirik and Geoff Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia University's School of Business. Energy Perspectives is publi…
 
As the energy landscape continues to transform--from the rapid growth rates of low-carbon fuels to questions about the future of oil demand to a more integrated global gas market--it is important to understand the trends and developments driving this change. The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation on BP's Statistical Review of Worl…
 
CGEP hosted a conversation on the future of renewable energy in New York. Jason Bordoff, Professor of Practice in International and Public Affairs at SIPA and Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, moderated a conversation with a group of distinguished speakers: Knut M. Aanstad, President, Statoil Wind US LLC; Dan Esty, Hillhouse …
 
The Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy program hosted a public panel discussion on the future of clean transportation technology and innovation including smart mobility, electric vehicles, and battery technologies from the technological maturity, market readiness, and policy outlook perspectives. The panel included the following speak…
 
The decline in US coal mining played a prominent role in the 2016 US presidential campaign. Donald Trump repeatedly promised to revive the US coal industry and bring back mining employment by removing environmental regulations. President Trump has reiterated these promises since the election. But can coal make a comeback? CGEP held a panel discussi…
 
To kick-off Earth Week, CGEP and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law hosted a discussion with leading experts who presented and compared strategies for deep decarbonization in the United States by 2050. The panel included the following distinguished experts: Jeff Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute; Karl Hau…
 
CGEP hosted a special conversation between Mr. Amin Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco, and Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and a member of CGEP's Advisory Board, as part of the 2017 Columbia Global Energy Summit.
 
Research spotlight on carbon capture, utilization, and storage with: Dr. Alissa Park, Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, Columbia University; Dr. Peter Kelemen, Chair, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University; Julio Friedmann, Senior Advisor for Energy Innovation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Ahmad O. Al Khowai…
 
Panel on changing global natural gas markets with: Charif Souki, Chairman, Tellurian Inc.; Jeroen van der Veer, former CEO, Shell; Fu Chengyu, former Chair, Sinopec and former Chair, CNOOC; Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy; and Dr. Tim Boersma, Sr. Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy.…
 
Panel on oil markets in transition with: Scott Sheffield - Executive Chairman of the Board, Pioneer Natural Resources; Adam Sieminski, James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy & Geopolitics, CSIS; former U.S. Energy Information Administration Administrator; Dr. Dan Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Antoine Halff, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Gl…
 
Panel on the outlook for environmental policy with: Diane Regas, Executive Director, Environmental Defense Fund; Bob Perciasepe, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. EPA; Jim Connaughton, former Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality for President George W. Bush; Karen …
 
Keynote Conversation on technology’s role in the clean energy transition with Lisa Jackson, VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple and former U.S. EPA Administrator. Moderated by David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy.
 
The Center on Global Energy Policy was honored to host a conversation with European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič. The discussion was broad ranging and touched on a number of topics including: the geopolitical context of Russia, LNG, and energy security; the European Commission's focus on energy transition in Africa Climate change; and t…
 
Building on research from the Center on Global Energy Policy—a three-part series on nuclear technology, the geopolitics of nuclear energy, and U.S. policy—this panel examined the history of nuclear power, its future, and the policy and business choices that lie ahead. This event was made possible, in part, by support from the Sasakawa Peace Foundat…
 
NYU's Center for Global Affairs, the Energy Policy International Club (EPIC), and the Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program co-hosted a public panel focused on energy start-ups. We had experts working in companies that focus on energy efficiency, clean energy finance, and technology joining us to share their experience entering t…
 
The Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program hosted a public panel focused on the future of the renewable energy jobs market. This panel explored different sectors of the market and addressed its current state, where the opportunities are focused, and where there is most need for innovation. We had experts with backgrounds in the pr…
 
Perhaps no region matters more to the oil and broader energy markets than the GCC group of countries. Understanding the drivers of the region’s reform movement, assessing its chances of success and the potential impact of both success and failure on the region’s stability and oil industry dynamics, has become a pressing if daunting challenge for oi…
 
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