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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.

Jun11
2019

Don't Let Climate Denial Distract Us

Oscar Serpell
Narratives of climate skepticism put enormous pressure on scientists to relinquish the most fundamentally important attribute of good research: open-mindedness.
Deforested Peat Forest
Jun04
2019

Report Highlights Three Paths for U.S. to Meet Paris Climate Target

Andy Stone
Research looks at scenarios where federal, state and consumer actions each take lead in carbon reduction.
A road sign indicating direction
May29
2019

Cities Get Failing Grades for Air Quality

Tammy Ying
Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans live in counties that got an F for air quality last year.
A crowd of people wearing air masks
May29
2019

The FERC, An Under-the-Radar Federal Regulator, Is Key To U.S. Energy-Climate Balance

Andy Stone
A little understood government agency, the FERC, is embroiled in turmoil that will determine the climate impact of the country's electric and gas systems.
Power lines in front of a sunset
May21
2019

At CEEPR Workshop, Taxing Carbon is the Name of the Game

Oscar Serpell
Last week, the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research brought together industry leaders, academics, and policy makers for an off-the-record discussion on the future of energy and environmental policy in the U.S.
An aerial image of MIT's campus
May07
2019

Clean Energy is an Investment, Not a Cost

Andy Stone
Criticizing renewable energy as high cost misses the point. In an era of climate change, clean energy is an necessary investment in the future.
Wind turbines near the shoreline at dawn
May07
2019

The Kids Are Alright

Mollie Simon
From Philadelphia to Europe, students are walking out of the classroom and into the streets to stress the urgent need for climate action.
Protesters with signs supporting climate action: "There is no Planet B", "Make Earth Cool Again", "For the Water We Drink"
May06
2019

One Future, One Vote

Mark Hughes
The future needs a stronger constituency and younger voters are the solution.
A roll of "I Voted" stickers
Apr26
2019

Transforming PGW: A Sustainable Model for the Future

Mark Hughes
Kleinman Center Faculty Director Mark Hughes delivers testimony about the sustainability of Philadelphia Gas Works. Carbon neutrality would flip PGW from a dismal future liability to a competitive asset for at least the remainder of the 21st century.
Philadelphia city hall
Apr25
2019

Retreat? Not Just a Developing World Problem

Cory Colijn
As rates of sea level rise accelerate, the Netherlands must confront a future that looks very different from today: one that requires the Dutch to redefine their relationship with water.
Canal with boats in Amsterdam

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