Energy & Environment

Lessons Learned at COP22

From November 7–18, four Hoyas represented Georgetown at the United Nations climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco (aka COP22 or simply COP): undergraduate International Politics Major Summer Lyle-Holmes and McCourt School of Public Policy graduate students Laqiqige “Judy” Zhu, Zhihong “Helen” Han, and Will Hackman. Year after year alarm bells are rung by the scientific,…

The solar industry in a period of transition

Over the past 18 months, the solar industry has been in transition. Once flush with cash, living on the leading edge of energy innovation—at great cost—the solar industry is growing more financially stable and sustainable. Increasing pressure from investors and stakeholders indicates solar developers and distributors are capable of turning profits, but this transition is…

Five Things to Follow during the U.N. Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco

Several members of the Georgetown University community will attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference which began Monday, November 7th. In collaboration with McCourt’s Energy and Environment Association, GPPR will be bringing you reporting and analysis from the conference. Climate change. It’s a thing we all kind of know something about but maybe it’s a long…

Interview with Governor Martin O’Malley

Senior Online Editor Shane McCarthy and Associate Interview Editor Jason Berger sit down to talk with former Governor of Maryland and Mayor of Baltimore, Martin O’Malley. The group talks about this year’s election, performance metrics for public managers, climate change, green energy, immigration policy, and labor. Make sure to subscribe to the GPPR Podcast on iTunes.

India and China: Balancing Economic Growth with Climate Change Objectives

When forecasting the next 50 years, we see India and China leading the world economy with significant contributions to the world population and world income. According to the latest World Bank report, “Global Economic Perspectives” India will become the fastest growing developing country in the next two years and predicts it will grow at 7.9%…

A New Approach to Overfishing

Overfishing threatens food security for a billion people worldwide, job security for millions tied to the fishing industry and coastal economies, and the sustainability of many complex marine ecosystems. Modern technologies have spread industrial fishing to the furthest corners of the world, while human populations have exploded, bringing soaring appetites. We have only recently begun…