New Delhi: On October 19, 2018, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania will award Energy Policy’s 2018 Carnot Prize to Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Railways and Coal.

The award ceremony will be held at Kleinman Center Forum, 220 S. 34th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104. The award is being given to Goyal for his leadership in fostering conditions for policy innovation that support a just and efficient transition to sustainable energy.

The award also recognises Goyal’s contributions to reforming India’s power sector, expanding renewable energy and fast tracking electrification of 18,000 remote villages in India.

While at Pennsylvania, Goyal will also have a recorded podcast conversation with Energy Policy Now host Andy Stone, meet with Penn students with interests in energy and India, and be a featured guest on the radio talk show Knowledge@Wharton.

On October 20, 2018, Mr. Goyal will interact with members of Indian Diaspora at 05:30 pm at TV Asia Auditorium, 76 National Rd, Edison, NJ 08817. On October 22, 2018, he will speak on growth and economic reforms in India at Columbia University, Room 1501, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027.