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A Carbon Tax Won’t Kill the Economy

Andy Stone
Could the U.S. introduce a national carbon tax? A variety of carbon pricing legislation has been proposed but due to partisanship none are likely to come to fruition. 
Carbon dioxide price tags

Energy Week: Connecting Energy Science with Energy Policy

Mollie Simon
Energy Week at Penn highlights the impressive energy research at Penn and demonstrates how the brightest minds can pull together to join science and policy to solve complex issues and navigate an uncertain future.
The Energy Week Launch at the Kleinman Center Forum

The Partisan Threat to U.S. Energy Regulation

Andy Stone
On key policy matters, FERC is voting along party lines and can’t find middle ground, says former commissioner.
Former FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur

Presidential Elections and Fracking in Argentina

Tulia G. Falleti
Regardless of who wins, Sunday's presidential elections will have little effect on the country's growing natural gas industry.
Voting ballot cast in front of Argentinian flag

The War on Coal That Never Was

Andy Stone
New research tracking Wall Street’s reaction to major federal environmental policy finds that the "war on coal" never, in fact, existed.
Coal mining shown from above

A Well-Deserved Nobel Prize

Oscar Serpell
The 2019 Nobel prize in chemistry goes to three chemists whose impact on global energy systems is only beginning to be felt. 
Small light bulb hangs in front of black background

Four Decades of Navigating Climate Politics

Mollie Simon
Speakers Rafe Pomerance and David Roberts discussed the history of climate action, and inaction, in the United States.
David Roberts, Rafe Pomerance, and Mark Hughes have a discussion at the Kleinman Center

Florida Will Be the First State to Swing on Climate

Andy Stone
With rising seas a doorstep reality in Florida, the political swing state will be the first to swing on climate change.
Flooded street in Florida

The Real Fukushima: Exploring Fukushima with The Green Program

Anderson Myers
The Fukushima nuclear disaster changed Japan's energy landscape and relationship to nuclear power. Through the GREEN Program, students are given the opportunity to learn on the ground about rebuilding efforts and the future of energy in the region.
Fukushima power plant in Japan

Insights into the Saudi Arabia Refinery Attack

Mollie Simon
On Knowledge at Wharton, Kleinman Center Senior Fellow William Hederman discusses the unrest after an attack on a Saudi Arabia refinery.
Oil refinery from above


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