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Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy
March 15, 2021
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March 16, 2021
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March 18, 2021
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Ongoing Discussion
By Dr. Anna Broughel (Tetra Tech)
and Dr. Dawud Ansari (DIW Berlin)
"Markets are more than just the sum of individual actions. They are interconnected systems, and it is systems thinking that we humans often fail to internalize and act upon. This is a generic problem in the energy sector, also apparent in foresight studies that lay out energy scenarios.... Anticipation is just the first step to preparedness, but without focusing more on high-impact low-frequency 'wildcard' events, we will likely be asking similar questions in the aftermath of the next disaster." Read more.
"The core message of the Texas energy crisiswith the additional knowledge from the earlier Enron crisis in California and California’s rolling blackouts last yearis that no generation technology—not nuclear, not coal, not hydro, not gas, not wind, not solarnor any combination of those ways of making electrons, manages itself. And no market or regulatory design will do the job for us. Active, thoughtful, and forward looking leadership is required."
Carl PopeFormer Executive Director, Sierra Club
"Energy supply is too important to the welfare of our citizens and the health of our economy to leave to individual states. I would prefer to see federal oversight of regional grids. I would also prefer the federal oversight include a formula for energy source diversity for each region to achieve." - Thomas Adams, Executive Director, American Coal Ash Association
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Congressional Update

Featured New Legislation

Wed, March 17 - Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Reps. Marc Veasey (D-TX) and David McKinley (R-WV) introduced the Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act (S.799, H.R.1992)a comprehensive CO2 infrastructure bill.

Thurs, March 18 - Reps. John Sarbanes (D-MD-03) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the Federal Building Clean Jobs Act (H.R.2060) to modernize with energy efficiency.

Thurs, March 18 - Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the GSA Resilient, Energy Efficient, and Net-Zero (GREEN) Building Jobs Act of 2021 (S.832).

Thurs, March 11 - Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) introduced Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America Act (LIFT America Act, H.R.1848) with 31 Dem. cosponsors.
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