Discussion Kleinman Center Event

A Conversation with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Energy Week


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator, United States Senate
Michael Mann
Presidential Distinguished Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science


Sanya Carley
Faculty Co-Director, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy


Energy Forum at the Kleinman Center
220 S. 34th St.
Fisher Fine Arts Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join us for a lunchtime conversation with climate and environmental champion Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.

Event Summary

Throughout his tenure in the Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)  has been a vocal advocate for climate action, consistently pushing for policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing the impacts of climate change. On the Senate floor, he has delivered nearly 300 “Time to Wake Up” speeches, which highlight the scientific consensus surrounding climate and the urgency of action needed.

Senator Whitehouse has supported measures to invest in renewable energy, improve energy efficiency, and reduce carbon emissions. He has also been a strong supporter of international efforts to combat climate change, including the Paris Agreement, and has called for greater U.S. leadership on the global stage. He has been a vocal critic of climate change denialism, pushing back against misinformation and advocating for evidence-based policymaking.

Senator Whitehouse will discuss his efforts around climate and energy policy, followed by a moderated question and answer session. If you wish to propose a question for consideration, please submit it with your registration.

This event is a part of Energy Week at Penn, a week of energy-focused events across Penn’s campus. Browse and register for other Energy Week events: energyweek.upenn.edu

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

United States Senator
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has earned a reputation as a fierce advocate for progressive values and a thoughtful legislator capable of reaching across the aisle to achieve bipartisan solutions. He plays a key role in crafting policies addressing climate change and environmental protection.

Michael Mann

Presidential Distinguished Professor
Michael E. Mann is the Presidential Distinguished Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, with a secondary appointment in the Annenberg School for Communication. He is a faculty fellow with the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.

Sanya Carley

Faculty Director
Sanya Carley is the faculty director of the Kleinman Center and Presidential Distinguished Professor of Energy Policy and City Planning at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.