Author: Sam Shrank
Sam is the 2010 MAP Sustainable Energy Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute. Every year, MAP funds several fellowships for current and former Stanford University students to work at environmental organizations around the world. Sam began his one-year fellowship in August 2010 and is working in the Worldwatch Climate & Energy Program. Before joining Worldwatch, Sam worked with the Border Green Energy Team in Mae Sot, Thailand, where he helped install solar, microhydro, and biogas systems in areas not served by the electric grid, He also helped launch a program to repair and replace broken solar home systems installed by the Thai government. Sam graduated from Stanford in June 2009 with a B.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Atmosphere & Energy Program), where his research focused on the economics of distributed generation.
Posts from this author:
- Few Roadblocks for Start-Stop Technology
- The Dominican Republic’s First Utility-Scale Wind Farms are Soon to Come Online
- One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Solar-Compacted Trash
- Opposition to Waste-to-Energy: A Waste of Waste?
- A New, Fast-Charge Battery Could Jumpstart the Electric Vehicle Market
- Wind Turbines, For the Birds?
- A (Transmission) Line in the Sand for Renewable Energy
- A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Roadmap
- SARTRE “Road Train” Project: Everything Has Been Figured Out, Except How to Drive
- The Power of Concentration
- Countries Share Strategies for Low-Carbon Development
- Does a Clean Energy Revolution Need Rare Earths?
- Can Spicing Up Livestock Help Save the World’s Climate?
- Third Time’s the Charm, or Three Strikes and You’re Out? Third-Generation Biofuels Are Here
- Power Politics in the 21st Century: The Battle for Rare Earths
- Green Parties’ Coming Out Party
- I Am Xerox, I Speak for the Trees
- Look! Up in the Sky! Chinese Company Develops Bus Able to Leap Tall Autos in a Single Bound
- Outgoing D.C. Mayor Fenty Releases “Climate of Opportunity,” Details Government Climate Action
- As China Slashes Rare Earths Production, the US Should Prepare to Get its Hands Dirty
- That’s One Hot World! New Google Earth Layer Depicts One Possible Future
- The Pursuit of (Measuring) Happiness
- Trying to Make Distributed Generation Work in Rural Thailand
- Experiences from Installing PV Systems in the Thai Jungle