Columbia University

To improve the training of energy journalists through an introduction to high quality research in energy economics, geopolitics, and innovation

  • Amount $350,226
  • City New York, NY
  • Investigator Jason Bordoff
  • Year 2016
  • Program Research
  • Sub-program Energy and Environment

This grant funds an annual three-day seminar, hosted by Columbia University’s Center on Global and Energy Policy (CGEP), that aims to train and inform journalists tasked with covering multifaceted developments in energy economics, energy markets, energy geopolitics, and energy innovation. Using active discussion and interactive modules, the seminars will introduce participating journalists to emerging research findings on a broad number of complex topics, including oil price volatility, solar energy, and shale gas development, presented by leading experts from academia, industry, and government. Approximately 15 journalists will be selected to participate each year through a competitive application process and selected participants will be asked to commit to producing a substantial number of articles that reflect the training program’s focus on providing a multidisciplinary view of key energy issues.

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