Center on Global Energy Policy, Author at State of the Planet

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COP27: Meaningful Progress and Missed Opportunities on Food System Emissions

Did the conference deliver on its billing as the first “food COP”?

by Benjamin Ritter and Kevin Karl |December 16, 2022
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The Flood Seen From Space: Pakistan’s Apocalyptic Crisis

Flooding is not uncommon for Pakistan, but the current crisis is simply unprecedented.

by Hadia A. Sheerazi |September 12, 2022
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How the Russia-Ukraine Crisis Could Impact Food Security

Harry Verhoeven, senior research scholar with Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, answers questions about the implications for the world’s least developed countries.

by Harry Verhoeven |April 21, 2022
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The Risk of Russian Cyberattacks on US Energy Infrastructure

The war has heightened concerns that Russia could attack energy infrastructure in retaliation for the U.S.’s support of Ukraine. In this Q&A, scholars examine this prospect and how energy companies might respond.

by |April 1, 2022
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Can Nuclear Generation Help Reduce European Reliance on Russian Gas?

There are a few actions policy makers can take to increase nuclear power and reduce Europe’s dependence on gas.

by Anne-Sophie Corbeau |March 16, 2022
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How Deep Is Europe’s Dependence on Russian Oil?

A global research scholar with the Center on Global Energy Policy answers questions about how deep Europe’s dependence on Russia is and how this adverse relationship developed.

by Anne-Sophie Corbeau |March 14, 2022
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New Report Examines Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Government-Owned Companies

State-owned companies emit more carbon dioxide than any country except China. Countries can leverage these enterprises to achieve climate and energy policy objectives.

by |February 3, 2022

Catherine McKenna, Former Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Joins Columbia University

As a visiting fellow with the Center on Global Energy Policy, McKenna plans to work on practical solutions to help scale climate action.

by |January 18, 2022
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A New Global Study Refines Estimates of Rooftop Solar Potential

Rooftop solar can generate vast amounts of energy. But, how much of that energy could actually be used?

by |October 8, 2021
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Introducing The Big Switch, A New Podcast From the Center on Global Energy Policy

The show explores how to transform energy systems and make them more sustainable.

by |June 16, 2021