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The Case for Electrifying California’s Cars

Giridhar Sankar
Last semester, a team of Wharton MBA students competed in the University of Michigan Renewable Energy Case Competition where they made the case for electrifying California's auto fleet.
An EV plugged in for charging

Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition

Oscar Serpell
The U.S. government sees the transition to clean energy as an altruistic goal. It's not, and we are falling behind in the race. 
A solar plant from above with panels organized in the shape of a panda

Carnot on the Road… and Where that Road Leads Us

Mark Hughes
This week, the Kleinman Center leaves for New Delhi to complete our 2018 Carnot Prize presentation to Indian Minister of Coal and Railways Shri Piyush Goyal. As we reconvene in India, a new teaching moment stands out as India appears to be turning from coal more rapidly than many analysts initially thought.
A man walks with a cart in India with a solar panel to his left

Solar Energy: Not Just for Philadelphia’s Elite

Hayley McCurdy
Philadelphia has been touted as one of the fastest growing solar markets. Groups like Philadelphia Energy Authority are not only helping to grow the solar market, but also are creating equity in solar access.
Solar panels on the roof of a Philadelphia home

Informing the Fuel Security Debate

Christina Simeone
PJM's recent Fuel Security Analysis moves the debate forward, and some results may be surprising. Although criticisms of the analysis abound, at least PJM is informing the discussion and moving it away from blanket bailouts for resources that stockpile fuel.
Truck carrying oil with man on top of the vehicle

Try Harder, Gazprom. Why Poland Could Choose LNG

Anna Mikulska
High prices that Poland and the CEE region paid in the past can make the switch to LNG and other non-Russian gas supplies easier.
Gazprom building

The Most Damnable Non Sequitur in History

Cornelia Colijn and Mark Alan Hughes
The United States is advocating a pro-fossil fuel stance but this position hides behind science to draw the exact opposite policy conclusion that science suggests.

India's Electrification Push Raises Environmental Stakes

Andy Stone
India is making a calculated yet necessary bet. Its transition away from energy poverty is at odds with its need to address local air pollution and the larger climate impact that electrification will bring.

Part 2: Evaluating PGW’s LNG Proposal

Christina Simeone
Part two of this series provides further insights into PGW's proposed LNG project.

Part 1: Explaining PGW’s LNG Proposal

Christina Simeone
Part one of this two-part series explains the basics of Philadelphia Gas Works' LNG optimization proposal.


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