Tendril Press Honored at the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards

The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) today announced the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Award honorees. Contributors to this year's list of honorees include the 39th U.S. president Jimmy Carter, actor Jim Carrey, musician Art Garfunkel, and author Garrison Keillor.  Learn more...

R. Paul Williamson

authorpress72RGBR. Paul Williamson is a passionate advocate for alternative energy. He is the real deal. His broad-reaching insights come through on every page of his book. Williamson has taken commonsense energy principles and has made them accessible, practical, and if implemented, they embrace the strong probability of leading a nation to a sustainable future. His experience, advice, and sustainable energy plan is straightforward. His plain-talk approach is inviting to the reader while presenting material that is solid and implementable for today and the future generations of our nation.

Williamson earned his bachelors and masters’ degrees from the University of South Dakota and his doctorate degree from West Virginia University in Technology Education. He brings to his work a broad diversity and a lifetime of educational services.

After growing up in rural America working in his entrepreneurial father’s business, Williamson joined the US Army. After his honorable discharge, he pursued and achieved his educational goals.

His career in higher education enabled him to experience, develop, and pursue a wide spectrum of institution-building programs while keeping abreast of game-changing technologies. Williamson has worked, studied, and accumulated experiences in the following areas: education, scientific research, business, financial planning, corporate planning, wilderness recovery, fundraising, lobbying, music, agriculture, transportation, architecture, recycling organizing, food service, net-zero planning, military, government contracting, environmentalism, principle investigator management (DOD, DOE, NREL, DOT, USDA), communications, alternative energy, residential constructions, and social programming.

His most recent work has focused on alternative energy with an emphasis in hydrogen development and deployment. Recent research projects include wind and solar development, hydrogen refueling infrastructure, planning design for a hydrogen futures park, electric and hydrogen vehicles creations, development of a hydrogen-powered, magnetic levitation monorail private rapid transit system, and the design of a sustainable smart home and permaculture residence.

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