Carnot Prize plaque will recipient names

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.

NOTE: Due to COVID regulations, our 2020 fall ceremony is postponed until further notice.

2019
Headshot of Cheryl LaFleur

Cheryl LaFleur

Former Commissioner
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
2018
Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal

Minister of Railways, Minister of Coal
Government of India
2017
Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy

Former Administrator
Environmental Protection Agency
2016
Fatih Birol

Fatih Birol

Executive Director
International Energy Agency
2015
Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin

Vice Chairman
IHS

2019 Highlights