The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy was established in July 2014 with a generous $10 million gift to University of Pennsylvania's School of Design from Scott (C’94, W’94) and Wendy Kleinman. The Center is housed in Penn's historic Fisher Fine Arts Library and offers world-class teaching and event space, offices for visiting scholars and thought leaders, and research facilities for Center staff and students.
The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy focuses on overcoming persistent barriers to energy productivity in order to construct energy policy options that provide fairness for stakeholders, reliability for investors, and opportunity for innovators. It will provide a forum that brings together eminent scholars and multiple stakeholders in a collegial and productive environment that generates tangible progress on energy policy. At the same time, it will expand the engagement of faculty and students through distinguished guests, visiting fellows, lectures, courses, internships, and research support.
The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will be led by faculty director Mark Alan Hughes, Professor of Practice at PennDesign, founding Director of Sustainability and former Chief Policy Adviser to Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael A. Nutter, and architect of the City’s widely praised Greenworks sustainability plan.