Kleinman Center Event

2016 Carnot Prize Policy Lecture and Award Ceremony

Speakers

Fatih Birol
Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Amy Gutmann
President, University of Pennsylvania
Ernest Moniz (by video)
Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Mark Hughes
Founding Faculty Director, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

Location

Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Forum
220 S. 34th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Event Summary

This year’s Carnot Prize, for distinguished contributions to energy policy, was awarded to Dr. Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

In his policy address, Dr. Birol shares his transformative vision of the IEA as a global body leading complex energy transitions with a deep understanding of and commitment to the challenges of inclusion and equity.

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann presents the Carnot Prize to Dr. Birol, with introductory remarks by Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy and a special congratulations by Jonathan Pershing, the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change, from the COP22 meetings in Marrakesh.

speaker

Fatih Birol

Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Fatih Birol is the executive director of the International Energy Agency. He is the recipient of the 2016 Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.
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Amy Gutmann

President, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Amy Gutmann is the eight president of the University of Pennsylvania, serving since 2004, and an internationally renowned leader in higher education. She presented the 2016 Carnot Prize.

Ernest Moniz

Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Ernest Moniz served as United States Secretary of Energy from May 21, 2013 to January 19, 2017, where he was tasked with implementing critical Department of Energy missions in support of President Obama’s goals of growing the economy, enhancing security and protecting the environment.