Changing Norms, Changing Behaviors

(Stanford University) – How does social change happen? What leads people to overturn status quo? For instance, seat belt use was once a nuisance, but now it’s standard practice. Smoking in restaurants and other public places was once... Read more →

Biodiesel from Cotton Oil

(De Gruyter) – Biodiesel is a promising substitute for petroleum-derived diesel usually obtained by the transesterification method, which consists of a reaction between triglyceride and alcohol and a catalyst. Homogeneous catalysts are... Read more →

Energy Writer of the Year, 2018 – Nathaniel Rich

The American Energy Society selects Nathaniel Rich as the Energy Writer of the Year, 2018, for his article “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change” (New York Times Magazine, August 1, 2018). The 31,000-word piece weaves... Read more →

Energy Writer of the Year, 2017 – Meghan O’Sullivan

Energy Writer of the Year, 2017: AES selects Meghan O’Sullivan for her literary contributions to the energy sector in 2017, including her book Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s... Read more →
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