Zero-Carbon Hydrogen Use in Today’s Energy System



Discover public national and local events related to learning more about climate change and taking action – whether online, in the streets, or in the auditorium. The more we know, the more effective we will be. And, the more we participate, the more we will build a community of people working for the welfare of our children and our grandchildren.

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Zero-Carbon Hydrogen Use in Today’s Energy System


Wednesday, February 24th, 12:00-1:30 PM EST
Hydrogen is rapidly emerging as a key fuel and ingredient to lower greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change in critical sectors of the global economy. But for hydrogen to make a significant contribution to the clean energy transition, we need policy options that overcome technical and commercial challenges, and allow hydrogen to be more broadly adopted for use in industrial processes, transportation and power generation.
To discuss how hydrogen can be made and used today in service of economic growth and rapid decarbonization, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy is pleased to host a panel of exceptional policy, technology, and commercial experts:

  • Erin M. Blanton, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA


  • Dr. Jack Brouwer, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, U.C. Irvine and Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center & Advanced Power and Energy Program
  • Dr. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA
  • Sheri Givens, Vice President, US Regulatory & Customer Strategy, National Grid
  • Kristine Wiley, Executive Director, Hydrogen Technology Center

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Where to Now for the U.S. Nuclear Waste Program?


Tuesday, March 2nd 1:30-3 PM EST
The Center on Global Energy Policy will host a webinar addressing the U.S. nuclear waste program and the policy options outlined in the report. Following the report author’s presentation, a panel of experts will discuss various aspects of U.S. SNF and HLW management.

  • Dr. Matt Bowen, Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA


  • Dr. Evaristo “Tito” Bonano, Senior Manager of Nuclear Engineering Fuel Cycle, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Dr. Phil Sharp, former U.S. Representative, Indiana’s 2nd & 10th Congressional Districts and former President, Resources for the Future
  • Melanie K Snyder, Program Manager, Nuclear Waste Transportation and Disposition, Western Interstate Energy Board

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The State of Long Duration Energy Storage


Wednesday, February 24th 12:00–1:00 PM EST
This event will feature an expert panel discussing the potential impact, technologies, and relevant policies for this piece of the energy landscape.

  • Noël Bakhtian – Executive Director, Berkeley National Lab Energy Storage Center
  • Wesley Cole – Senior Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Mateo Jaramillo – CEO & Co-Founder, Form Energy, Inc.
  • Eric Kim – Power Resources Planner, Silicon Valley Clean Energy
  • Jan Pepper – CEO, Peninsula Clean Energy

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET

ARLINGTON, VA; February 15, 2021– PBS, in partnership with BBC Studios’ Science Unit, announces a new three-part documentary series following teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg as she seeks to raise awareness of the accelerating climate change. GRETA THUNBERG: A YEAR TO CHANGE THE WORLD premieres in its entirety as a special presentation on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 at 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS stations nationwide. Encore airings of all three episodes air Wednesdays, April 28 – May 12, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).


Atiya Frederick, PBS, 703-739-5147;
Cara White / Mary Lugo
843-881-1480; 770-623-8190
CaraMar, Inc.

Bill Gates virtual book tour for How to Avoid a Climate Disaster


Thursday, February 18 at 7:30pm PT
Seattle, Washington
Hosted by Seattle Arts & Lectures
Interviewed by Anderson Cooper
In collaboration with Book Larder, Elliott Bay Book Company, Island Books, Phinney Books, Queen Anne Book Company, Secret Garden Books, Third Place Books, and University Book Store 
Register Here
Bill Gates goes on a virtual world tour to promote his new book, How To Avoid a Climate Disaster. You will need to buy a book to register.

Public Webinar: New York Offshore Wind Awards and Program Updates


Wednesday, February 10, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
Online Event
This public webinar will include details on the two recently-awarded offshore wind projects, Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind, as well as updates on new studies, ongoing research, stakeholder engagement, and the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium.

Kiss the Ground: Expert Panel and Q&A


Tuesday, February 16th, 7:30-8:30pm

Bedford 2030 and the Bedford Playhouse are teaming up to share the inspiring and star-studded documentary Kiss the Ground, which unveils the power of soil to heal the environment and improve the health of people and animals alike.

All event registrants will receive a link to watch the film on February 12th, or the film can be viewed at any time on Netflix.

Then, on Tuesday February 16th at 7:30pm we are honored to host an amazing panel of experts with firsthand experience in regenerative agriculture and carbon capture. They will help us to scale this climate solution down to the community level and explore how we can harness the power of soil right in Bedford – and beyond.

Join us for the kickoff event of our carbon sequestration program and be a part of our community-wide effort for environmental and soil health right from the start.

The Politics of a Clean Energy Transition


Feb 4, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM ET

Zoom Webinar
The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) will host Dr. Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Visiting Faculty at CGEP, for a fireside chat moderated by Dr. Scott Barrett, Vice Dean, School of International and Public Affairs and Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University and Dr. Geoffrey Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise and Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility, Columbia Business School.