A guest essay by associate professor of economics and environmental studies Thomas Drennen was featured in the Wednesday, Nov. 21 issue of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
In the essay, Drennen discusses the limitations of ethanol produced from domestically grown corn, the higher fuel efficiency standards in China, hybrid vehicles and the commercial availability of hydrogen.
Drennen, senior economist at Sandia National Labs, earned a B.S. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in resource economics from Cornell University. In 2006, he received the Hobart and William Smith Excellence in Teaching Award.