Energy Week 2023

Energy Week at Penn 2023 took us all around campus to learn about energy research from a variety of disciplines. Explore event recordings and revisit the events.

This March, the Kleinman Center and Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology hosted our third annual week of energy-focused events across campus. Our event lineup included a deep dive into ESG, a look at the energy impacts of the war in Ukraine, student lightning talks, a workshop about regenerative agriculture, and more.

Explore the event recordings and stay tuned for next year’s Energy Week 2024!

Kleinman Center Events:

What is ESG? Why It Matters and Why You Should Pay Attention

ESG—short for Environmental, Social and Governance—is all the buzz in the business and investment worlds. But what exactly is ESG?

The Transatlantic Energy Landscape—One Year After Russia’s Invasion

Two panels look at Russia’s strategy of wartime energy weaponization through the lens of its long-term trend of using energy as a weapon.

Decarbonization and Urban Institutions

Explore the role of higher education institutions in advancing decarbonization efforts in the context of their communities.

Careers in the Energy Sector: Energy Week Alumni Panel

Accomplished alumni working in the field of energy share insights for preparing for a successful entrance into the energy sector.

Providing Sustainable Electricity to Urban Informal Settlements of the Global South

Explore how to marry the concerns of sustainability and steady electricity provision in informal urban settlements.

Energy Week Lightning Talks

Presentations on energy research from Penn graduate and undergraduate students from across campus.

Climate Solutions, Justice, and the Rise of a Trillion-Dollar Industry

Explore the possibility of regenerative agriculture as a just climate solution.

Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America

A conversation with Beth Hoffman on the dollars and sense of growing food in America

Climate Change, Disruption, and Health Equity

A panel of experts discusses how climate change and climate disasters impact health outcomes for different populations and exacerbates health inequities.

Partner Events:

From East Palestine to West Philadelphia: A Discussion about the Risk of Train Derailment

Experts in public health, transportation systems, and emergency response reflect on the vulnerability of the Penn and Drexel campuses to possible train derailments.

Building Urban Resilience to Extreme Heat

A panel of chief heat officers from three continents discuss how to make cities more resilient to heatwaves.

Will the Heat Kill Us First?

In his forthcoming book, The Heat Will Kill You First, renowned journalist and author Jeff Goodell explains how extreme heat is radically changing the world and impacting the lives of people everywhere.