Honors & Awards
The Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC) at Stanford University has awarded its third round of competitive research grants. Six proposals will receive a total of $493,011 in seed funding over the next year for projects designed to promote energy-efficient behaviors and technologies.
The Stanford team will use the money to develop technologies that provide consumers with information about energy consumption in an engaging and usable way.
Four decades after publication of "The Population Bomb," professor of ecology Paul Ehrlich remains an influential player on the environmental scene. "Americans should go childless, or limit themselves to a single offspring, as an act of patriotism," he said before heading to Spain to receive the Margalef Prize.
Chris Field wins Heinz Award for his work on "understanding the effects of climate change on earth's ecosystems"
Christopher Field, a professor of biology and of environmental Earth system science at Stanford University and a senior fellow at Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment, has been named one of 10 recipients of the 2009 Heinz Awards.