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October 20, 2018

University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy awards 4th annual Carnot Prize to India Minister, Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal

Photo: Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal, Government of India.

PHILADELPHIA, October 19, 2018 — The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design has awarded its fourth annual Carnot Prize to Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal and former Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India. The award recognizes the pathbreaking transformations in India’s energy sector under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Carnot Prize is the Kleinman Center’s annual recognition of distinguished contributions to energy policy through scholarship or practice. The most prestigious award in the energy sector, Carnot Prize is named after French physicist Nicolas Sadi Carnot who recognized that the power of the steam engine would “produce a great revolution” in human development. The Carnot Prize is intended to honor those leading revolutions in energy policy to further progress and prosperity.

“We applaud the Honorable Minister Goyal for his courageous work in crafting policy capable of meeting the biggest challenges in energy,” said Frederick Steiner, dean and Paley Professor at PennDesign.

“It is a testament to the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that this work energizing the lives of 1.3 billion Indians is being globally recognized with the Carnot Prize by the University of Pennsylvania,” said Goyal.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that in the year 2000, less than half of India’s population had access to electricity. Now, more than 80 percent of the population has access to power. If this pace continues, India will have universal electrification by 2020, “one of the largest successes in the history of electrification.”

The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy operates within the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Its mission is to create the conditions for policy innovation that support a just and efficient transition to sustainable energy.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League school.

Sources: University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Ministry of Railways, Government of India.

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