Annual Carnot Prize

THE CARNOT PRIZE is the Kleinman Center’s annual recognition of distinguished contributions to energy policy through scholarship or practice.

Our prize is named in memory of French scientist Sadi Carnot, who in 1824 published Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire, which became the basis for the second law of thermodynamics. Carnot recognized that the power of the steam engine would “produce a great revolution” in human development. The Carnot Prize is intended to honor those who have revolutionized our understanding of energy policy.

2017

Gina McCarthy

Former Administrator
Environmental Protection Agency
2016

Fatih Birol

Executive Director
International Energy Agency
2015

Daniel Yergin

Vice Chairman
IHS

2017 Highlights

 

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