Energy Policy

A farm-to-table meal at Penn, in photos

Honoring Earth Week, Penn Dining and the Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative teamed up to create a vegetable-forward menu for Quaker Kitchen, sourcing produce from local purveyors to highlight what’s currently growing on the quarter-acre Penn Park Farm.

Michele W. Berger

Turning Latin America green

Santiago Cunial, a doctoral candidate in political science, investigates issues surrounding green energy in Chile and Argentina.

Talking energy at Penn

Energy Week 2022, hosted by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology, runs April 4-8. It includes student presentations, along with conversations about renewables, energy and the war in Ukraine, and much more.

Michele W. Berger , Lindsey Samahon

How fracking could cushion oil price shocks

A Wharton research paper makes the business case for fracking as a viable mitigating factor to soften the impact of oil and gas price shocks fueled by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, from disruption of gas flows to oil companies caught amidst sanctions.

From Knowledge at Wharton

In the News

The Guardian

Republicans plan legal assault on climate disclosure rules for public companies

Jill Fisch of Penn Carey Law discusses the upcoming legal clash between the SEC and Republican state attorneys on new climate disclosure rules.


The New York Times

Mississippi crisis highlights climate threat to drinking water nationwide

Allison Lassiter of the Weitzman School of Design says that the infrastructure act doesn’t inject enough money into public water supply systems to fundamentally change them.


With COP27 approaching, cities like Philadelphia are ‘powerful tools’ for climate adaptation

Mark Alan Hughes of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy says that cities are powerful tools for collective action on climate change, noting that Philadelphia is vulnerable on climate adaptation but well-positioned to improve.



Renewable energy is maligned by misinformation. It’s a distraction, experts say

Shelley Welton of Penn Carey Law and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy says that blaming renewables is a distraction, a way to forestall a transition that is underway but needs to be moving faster.



Green concrete transition has path to credibility in climate law

Cary Coglianese of Penn Carey Law says that the EPA will need to find a way to audit the declarations of green construction companies to avoid potential damage to the entire sector.


Associated Press

Dangerous heat predicted to hit three times more often in future

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences says that a new study about rising heat waves focuses on mathematical probabilities rather than the true political obstacles.