Ground Rules


By posting, contributors to Energy Exponents agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You post original work (no copies or plagiarism)
  • Your post is consistent with the topic focus
  • Your post does not contain information you know to be false, misleading or inaccurate
  • You do not infringe legal or moral rights of any third party
  • Your post does not violate any law
  • Your post could not be reasonably considered offensive, disrespectful or invasive of someone’s privacy
  • Energy Exponents and Columbia University do not accept any responsibility for adverse consequences that result from the posts
  • Energy Exponents reserves the right to accept or refuse any post for publishing.


In posting on Energy Exponents, we encourage you to seek topics that are at the frontline of the energy debate, discuss new ideas, make innovative proposals, and challenge current industry assumptions that lead to misguidance.

For consistency and best results, we advise you to:

  • Keep your posts below 1000 words and comments below 250 words
  • Address one topic per post
  • Support statements with arguments and/or evidence
  • Provide references and links for quotes and/or facts
  • Express your opinion in a civilized and respectful way
  • In your post, consider commenting on innovation, science, influence spheres and impact-related energy topics