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The Climate Pod

Nov 1, 2023

We've just passed the 50th anniversary of the 1973 Arab oil embargo, which kicked off almost a full decade of energy crises in around the globe. How has energy security changed since then? With war unfolding now in the Middle East, could it happen again? How are geopolitics shifting with the transition to clean energy? Jason Bordoff, the founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, joins the show this week to answer all of this and more. We discuss the relationship with China and the United States, why a clean energy transition could be more turbulent than a net zero economy, and why the IRA presents a number of foreign policy considerations. 

Bordoff also serves as professor of professional practice at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is the co-host of the Columbia Energy Exchange and his latest piece in the Wall Street Journal with Meghan O’Sullivan is titled “Lessons from the 1970s Energy Crisis Can Help Prevent the Next One.”

On this episode, Ty and Brock also pay tribute to the wonderful Professor Saleemul Huq and his legacy as a climate champion. You can listen to our past interview with Professor Huq here

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