State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Vasilis Fthenakis Wins the 2022 Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit

    Vasilis Fthenakis Wins the 2022 Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit

    Fthenakis’ pioneering work in solar energy has been recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in renewable energy.

  • Lamont to Harvest Sunshine from Solar Farm

    Lamont to Harvest Sunshine from Solar Farm

    Two solar arrays in Upstate New York will be up and ready at the end of November, poised to provide power and to help to reduce the Lamont campus’ carbon footprint.

  • Where is Solar Power Headed?

    Where is Solar Power Headed?

    To have a shot at curbing the worst impacts of climate change, we need to extricate our society from fossil fuels and ramp up our use of renewable energy. Where does solar energy stand today, and where does it need to go in order for us to make the transition to renewable energy?

Columbia campus skyline with text Columbia Climate School Class Day 2024 - Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our Columbia Climate School MA in Climate & Society Class of 2024! Learn about our May 10 Class Day celebration. #ColumbiaClimate2024

  • Vasilis Fthenakis Wins the 2022 Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit

    Vasilis Fthenakis Wins the 2022 Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit

    Fthenakis’ pioneering work in solar energy has been recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in renewable energy.

  • Lamont to Harvest Sunshine from Solar Farm

    Lamont to Harvest Sunshine from Solar Farm

    Two solar arrays in Upstate New York will be up and ready at the end of November, poised to provide power and to help to reduce the Lamont campus’ carbon footprint.

  • Where is Solar Power Headed?

    Where is Solar Power Headed?

    To have a shot at curbing the worst impacts of climate change, we need to extricate our society from fossil fuels and ramp up our use of renewable energy. Where does solar energy stand today, and where does it need to go in order for us to make the transition to renewable energy?