Interview with Jason Bordoff, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University

This week, we sat down with Jason Bordoff, who served on the National Security Council staff in the Obama Administration and then founded the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.  Jason talked about the opportunity to create jobs in clean energy in the upcoming Biden administration, and Columbia University’s new Climate Change school within the University that they are launching — on the scale of a law or business or medical school — to educate the next generation of leaders in the field.

“Companies, countries, cities are committing to net-zero targets in 205o or maybe a little later…the sense of urgency is much greater, which is what we need…If we are serious about net-zero by 2050, for the next 30 years, every week has to be infrastructure week. We have so much to build in terms of transmission lines and putting steel into the ground..oil and gas workers know how to do that.”

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