State of the Planet

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  • Improving Market Design for Energy Storage

    Improving Market Design for Energy Storage

    A new study finds that electricity market design is the key to trade-offs between more affordable energy and lower carbon emissions.

  • How Columbia’s Electrochemical Energy Center is Working to Decarbonize Society

    How Columbia’s Electrochemical Energy Center is Working to Decarbonize Society

    The center focuses on developing better batteries as well as other energy storage options, which are key to a future fueled by renewable energy.

  • How India is Striking a Balance Between Energy and Emissions

    How India is Striking a Balance Between Energy and Emissions

    Ajay Mathur, a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change, discusses the outlook for energy supply and demand in India, including the critical role that solar power could play in coming years.

  • Turning Sunlight into Fuel

    Turning Sunlight into Fuel

    The world uses little more than one percent of the sun’s energy for our electricity needs. A major obstacle to tapping into its full potential is that it is intermittent. Solar fuels could one day store, transport and use solar energy to produce electricity and replace fossil fuels in vehicles.

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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

  • Improving Market Design for Energy Storage

    Improving Market Design for Energy Storage

    A new study finds that electricity market design is the key to trade-offs between more affordable energy and lower carbon emissions.

  • How Columbia’s Electrochemical Energy Center is Working to Decarbonize Society

    How Columbia’s Electrochemical Energy Center is Working to Decarbonize Society

    The center focuses on developing better batteries as well as other energy storage options, which are key to a future fueled by renewable energy.

  • How India is Striking a Balance Between Energy and Emissions

    How India is Striking a Balance Between Energy and Emissions

    Ajay Mathur, a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change, discusses the outlook for energy supply and demand in India, including the critical role that solar power could play in coming years.

  • Turning Sunlight into Fuel

    Turning Sunlight into Fuel

    The world uses little more than one percent of the sun’s energy for our electricity needs. A major obstacle to tapping into its full potential is that it is intermittent. Solar fuels could one day store, transport and use solar energy to produce electricity and replace fossil fuels in vehicles.