State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

decarbonized energy system

  • Energy Modernization as Climate Policy

    Energy Modernization as Climate Policy

    Energy modernization is the goal, greenhouse gas reduction is a much-needed byproduct.

  • Kerry Was Correct: Decarbonization Will Require New Technology

    Kerry Was Correct: Decarbonization Will Require New Technology

    Global environmental sustainability is a fundamental challenge that requires learning and hard work across many problems and possible solutions.

  • Decarbonizing the Defense Department

    Decarbonizing the Defense Department

    Biden’s climate team could use normal executive power to emphasize renewable energy in the Department of Defense, and graduate students at Columbia University have provided a blueprint to jumpstart that process.

  • Moving Toward Sustainable Energy in New York City

    Moving Toward Sustainable Energy in New York City

    It is the leadership that we are seeing from New York’s government and institutions today that will help ensure that the cost structure of New York City’s energy will be able to compete with enlightened cities around the globe.

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Energy Modernization as Climate Policy

    Energy Modernization as Climate Policy

    Energy modernization is the goal, greenhouse gas reduction is a much-needed byproduct.

  • Kerry Was Correct: Decarbonization Will Require New Technology

    Kerry Was Correct: Decarbonization Will Require New Technology

    Global environmental sustainability is a fundamental challenge that requires learning and hard work across many problems and possible solutions.

  • Decarbonizing the Defense Department

    Decarbonizing the Defense Department

    Biden’s climate team could use normal executive power to emphasize renewable energy in the Department of Defense, and graduate students at Columbia University have provided a blueprint to jumpstart that process.

  • Moving Toward Sustainable Energy in New York City

    Moving Toward Sustainable Energy in New York City

    It is the leadership that we are seeing from New York’s government and institutions today that will help ensure that the cost structure of New York City’s energy will be able to compete with enlightened cities around the globe.