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Third Annual Wharton Energy Conference a Success

December 5, 2009

Alison Go, Wharton Energy Club -- The Wharton Energy Club's third annual Wharton Energy Conference on October 30 featured speakers and panelists from nearly every industry and functional role.
Whether the topic was project development, the electric grid, or energy investing, the role of government was not far behind -- a perfect forum for former Secretary of Energy Federico F. Peña.

Michael Allman, CEO of Sempra Generation, and H. Jeffrey Leonard, president of Global Environment Fund, were also featured speakers.

The conference hosted more than 400 participants total, twice as many as last year. Sixty percent of those who attended were professionals, and the students traveled from all across North America, representing HEC Montreal, the University of Alberta, Yale, Cornell, Georgetown, George Washington University, NYU, Columbia, John Hopkins, the University of Maryland, Dartmouth, and the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.

Smita Jain, Noah Kaye, and Ghazal Badiozamani, were conference chairs, and had the help of a team of 27 first- and second-year Wharton students.

Fact

Penn President Amy Gutmann was the first Ivy League President to sign the Presidents' Climate Commitment.

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