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Record Turnout and an Energizing Day at the Wharton Energy Conference

Over 200 students and many industry thought leaders poured into the Union Club of Philadelphia last Friday Jan 19 for the marquee event of the Wharton Energy Club. The Wharton Energy Conference is the largest annual student-led energy forum in the country. Panels covered topics ranging from energy resilience and entrepreneurship to the latest in… Continue reading Record Turnout and an Energizing Day at the Wharton Energy Conference

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Yukon Goes Silicon

This article was originally published on December 15, 2017. A few weeks ago, the financial press took note as Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the Norwegian Government Pension Fund (“NGPF”), announced that it would drop oil and gas stocks from its index.[1]  Yet Norway has not been the only sovereign wealth player exiting oil… Continue reading Yukon Goes Silicon

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My Wharton Energy Internship: Energy VC Analysis at IEA

This blog post was originally published by International Energy Agency on August 30th here. Commentary: Examining the role of early-stage venture capital investment in energy Between USD 1 billion and USD 4 billion of energy-related early-stage venture capital (VC) deals are made every year. Though small relative to the size of total investment in the… Continue reading My Wharton Energy Internship: Energy VC Analysis at IEA

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Change is money in climate change

In 2015, the private sector funded only $25B in project-level equity of the $391B in global climate finance. The balance either flowed through government budgets and the multilaterals that use these funds, or balance sheet financing, which tends to support the lowest risk investments. This pales in comparison to the $5.7 trillion (yes, trillion) in… Continue reading Change is money in climate change