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

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

How Philly can stay ahead of the curve in addressing climate change

In an Op-Ed, visiting scholar Mauricio Rodas of Perry World House and Eugénie L. Birch of the Weitzman School of Design offer recommendations that might help Philadelphia mitigate and adapt to extreme heat.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Here’s what Pennsylvania can learn from a world climate meeting

In an Op-Ed, Cornelia Colijn of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the Weitzman School of Design discusses her takeaways from COP27 for Pennsylvania’s answers to climate change.


Philadelphia Inquirer

From the U.N. climate conference, advice for Philly as it adapts to global warming

A delegation of Penn students, researchers, and faculty who attended the COP27 climate conference offer their ideas for how Philadelphia officials can work to make the goals of the Paris Agreement a reality.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Facing climate change: action and optimism

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences appears on “Radio Times” to share his climate optimism while reiterating the need for urgent action.


PBS NewsHour

Will the Amazon rainforest’s chances improve with Brazil’s new leader?

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the importance of the Amazon rain forest and its potential preservation under Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.


Morning Brew

Why gas prices are so important to elections

Researchers at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy discovered that people who experienced raging gas prices during their formative driving years were less likely to drive to work 20 years later.