KLEINMAN CENTER FOR ENERGY POLICY
The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy was established in July 2014 with a $10 million gift to Penn’s School of Design from Scott, C’94, W’94, and Wendy Kleinman. It acts as an incubator for energy policy innovation and its application by creating opportunities for students, researchers, and energy leaders to debate diverse viewpoints, explore options, and develop agendas for decision and action. The Center’s ambition is to pivot from a fossil-fueled energy system with uncompensated external costs to one that optimizes energy productivity through smart demand, internalized carbon impacts, and sustainable supply.
The Kleinman Center focuses on three key activities: it convenes energy policy stakeholders in a safe, neutral space, which enables productive, outcome-driven conversations; it develops the next generation of energy leaders by means of energy courses, lectures, events, undergraduate internships and funding for graduate-level research; and it supports Penn faculty, as well as the world’s most distinguished visiting scholars and thought leaders, by providing them with grants for energy-related scholarship.
More information can be found at: http://kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu/