Read by:Donald Kennedy, President and Professor Emeritus, Woods Institute for theEnvironment, and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International StudiesStephen Schneider, Professor, Departments of Biology, Woods, and Civil &Environmental EngineeringWalter Falcon, Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Woods InstituteJulie Kennedy, Senior Lecturer, School of Earth Sciences, Earth Systems Program
I’d like to acknowledge Narasimha Rao, Ph.D. candidate in IPER for all of his help, andthank him for the invitation to help with conducting household surveys in India duringthe summer of 2008. This experience was critical to my deep interest in issues of energy poverty and the policies that might help alleviate it, because seeing the issues first handhas been essential to my ongoing intellectual excitement on the topic. The School of Earth Sciences helped to fund this experience, and I am grateful for their generosity. I’dlike to thank Professors Steve Schneider and John Weyant, co-advisors on this project,for their direction and feedback. The Earth Systems Program, and especially JulieKennedy, has been a wonderful source of academic encouragement and direction, both inmotivating me to apply to this thesis experience, and in helping me to gain all of thedifferent threads of interdisciplinary expertise that would be so invaluable in conductingthis research. I’d want to acknowledge Don Kennedy for his consistently wonderfuladvice. He has been a fantastic resource- intellectually, personally and academically-throughout my entire senior year. I’d like to thank the other students in the GoldmanProgram students, who have given me excellent perspective throughout the course of theyear- and especially Sabine Bergmann, Johnny Bartz, and Eugene Nho- whoaccompanied me to the 15
Conference of the Parties in Copenhagen this last December.Finally, on a personal note, I’d like to thank my dorm mates, Andrew Lawrence andDorian Bertsch, for embodying the words of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe- “correctiondoes much, but encouragement does more.” Finally, I acknowledge my parents Pat andTerry, who have given me a rare gift- an appreciation of adventure, and the tremendoussupport to make those journeys happen.