State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Why We Need Green Hydrogen

    Why We Need Green Hydrogen

    Hydrogen produced with renewable energy can provide clean power in the industries that are hardest to wean off of fossil fuels.

  • 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

  • Why We Need Green Hydrogen

    Why We Need Green Hydrogen

    Hydrogen produced with renewable energy can provide clean power in the industries that are hardest to wean off of fossil fuels.

  • 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.