Center on Global Energy Policy Archives - Page 2 of 11 - State of the Planet

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Cryptocurrency’s Dirty Secret: Energy Consumption

To be a true game changer, crypto may need to come clean and go green.

by |May 4, 2022

What Is Decarbonization, and How Do We Make It Happen?

To keep the planet from warming more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, economies must rapidly decarbonize. What will this involve?

by |April 22, 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
Belleville nuclear power plant

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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Climate School Experts on the Ukraine Crisis

As the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine unfolds, scholars offer their insights into what it means for the clean energy transition, food security, public health, and efforts to curb climate change.

by |February 28, 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

A Dozen Things That Helped and Hurt Climate Progress in 2021

2021 may turn out to be the most critical year in our efforts to combat climate change. What things helped and what things hurt climate progress this year?

by |December 28, 2021