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GET TIMELY INSIGHTS. Our blog showcases a variety of voices from our home at the University of Pennsylvania—including faculty, students, staff, senior fellows, and visiting scholars. Opinions and perspectives are from the authors; not the Kleinman Center.

Apr23
2019

Transitioning to Tomorrow’s Energy Future

Mollie Simon
Do we have the political will to decarbonize our energy systems? Rachel Kyte and others came to Penn to discuss how to make this ambition a reality. 
Apr22
2019

IEA Challenged to Address Limits to Negative Emissions

Andy Stone
Investors advocate for IEA’s World Energy Outlook to push for more climate action and be transparent on the limits to negative emissions.
Apr18
2019

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics: An Opening Ceremony for the Hydrogen Economy

Oscar Serpell
Japan is betting big on hydrogen in the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics. Will this be the moment that hydrogen proves itself to be a viable solution to the energy challenges of the 21st century?
Apr10
2019

Investigating “Superblocks,” Barcelona’s Bid to Take the Streets Back from Cars

David Roberts
Barcelona is taking streets back from cars and creating walkable, mixed-use public spaces, or “superblocks.” Its plan is insanely ambitious. I went to see how it’s going.
Apr09
2019

The Kleinman Center Explores Energy Storage

Isabelle Ji
As the demand for energy grows, there is a need for more reliable and cleaner sources of energy. A recent panel explored the state of today’s energy storage.
Apr03
2019

Puerto Rico’s Three Major Energy Policy Challenges

Mark Hughes
At a conference in San Juan, thought leaders gather to discuss innovation amidst crisis.
Mar27
2019

Direct Air Capture Technology Takes a Big Step Forward

Oscar Serpell
$68 million will now go towards commercial deployment of direct air capture of atmospheric CO2. It is a huge step forward, but will barely make a dent in global demand for negative emissions. 
Mar26
2019

As Carbon Pricing Proposals Multiply, What's the Right Carbon Price?

Andy Stone
New carbon pricing initiatives in Washington set ambitious price targets that may not fly in the current political climate. Existing cap and trade markets may show what pricing will work.
Mar25
2019

Yamal LNG: Success Has Many Fathers, Indeed

Anna Mikulska
In Russia, Novatek's success in liquid natural gas is tied to smart moves and serendipity.
Mar06
2019

To Make Sure Utilities Survive, California Needs Liability Law Reform

Carolyn Kousky
As much as global warming is to blame for PG&E’s financial woes, state policy is equally responsible.

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