Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"It will take at least three decades to completely leave behind fossil fuels. But we can do it...
But the transition will entail costs—not just money and regulation, but also changes in our behavior and expectations. It will probably take at least three or four decades, and will fundamentally change the way we live...
Nearly everyone agrees that the easiest way to kick-start the transition would be to replace coal with solar and wind power for electricity generation...
The collective weight of these challenges and opportunities suggests that a truly all-renewable economy may be very different from the American economy we know today. The renewable economy will likely be slower and more local; it will probably be a conserver economy rather than a consumer economy. It will also likely feature far less economic inequality."
"100% Renewable Energy: What We Can Do in 10 Years," Yes! Magazine, Feb. 22, 2016
Experts Individuals with PhDs, heads of government, members of state or federal legislative bodies, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute
Columnist, The Ecologist
Mayor's appointed member, Oil Independent Oakland 2020 Task Force
Core Faculty member, New College of California, 1998-2007
Recipient, Independent Publishers Book of the Year Award for The Oil Depletion Protocol, 2007
Advisor, National Petroleum Council report on Peak Oil to US Secretary of Energy, 2007
Recipient, National Endowment for the Humanities teaching fellowship at SUNY Postdam, 2006
Recipient, M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education, 2006
MA, Leadership with an emphasis in Peak Oil Education, School Unknown