Dive Deeper. Connect with energy researchers across campus, meet like-minded students, and get published.
About the Seminar
If topics like carbon markets, autonomous vehicles, and energy in the Galapagos interest you, consider our newest seminar. Created for undergraduates, this spring seminar provides an overview of timely climate and energy research across Penn campus.
The seminar is designed to be cross-disciplinary while being accessible to students from all schools.
Select students attend a series of lunchtime sessions (one every other week) at the Kleinman Center. Sessions feature Penn researchers who present their findings, make policy connections, and engage the group in discussion and critical thinking.
Seminar participants also write a blog post or policy digest, which are considered for publication on our website.
Our seminar participants have written on a variety of topics—from the Green New Deal to flood insurance.
Can Nuclear Hit Its Stride in Africa?
New nuclear technologies could help power the future of Africa and build a bridge to sustainable energy. The challenge, however, lies in financing and regulating nuclear deployment.
The Green New Deal allows us to mitigate and adapt to climate change, create millions of good jobs, and ensure no one is left behind.
Challenges Facing Renewable Energy in Northern Canada
In the remote northern territories of Canada, a legacy of off-grid systems and limited infrastructure makes energy transition difficult.
It’s Time to Rethink Flood Insurance
The National Flood Insurance Program should actively help reduce aggregate flood risk in the United States by facilitating voluntary buyouts and managed retreats.
Wind Developers Pressured by Pandemic Concerns & 2020 PTC Deadlines
With concerns about a global recession and looming 2020 PTC deadlines, wind developers and investors are being forced to revisit project strategies.
- Penn undergraduate
- Demonstrated interest in climate and energy policy
- Commitment to attend bi-weekly seminar sessions
How to Apply
Visit this page in the fall to complete an application for spring semester.
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