Center on Global Energy Policy Archives - Page 2 of 12 - State of the Planet

protest against wind farm development in Oaxaca

Mining, Land Grabs, and More: When Decarbonization Conflicts With Human Rights

Transitioning off fossil fuels isn’t all sunshine and roses. Experts from around Columbia Climate School weigh in on how governments and developers can move forward responsibly.

by |September 22, 2022
a child wades through floodwaters in pakistan

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

Columbia University at Davos 2022

At this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Columbia experts provided analysis and actionable ideas on how to address the climate and energy crises.

by |June 1, 2022
Warning signs about heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Warning: Pakistan Is at the Broiling Point

There has never been a clearer call to climate action, nor more compelling evidence that climate change is an acute threat multiplier in the poorest, most vulnerable frontline countries in the world.

by Hadia Sheerazi |May 20, 2022
Graphic of Bitcoin emissions and wind turbines

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
brown wheat in field

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
power lines at sunset

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
graph of europe's gas demand and sources

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