Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"There are no alternative energy sources that have the high net energy return
of oil, gas and coal, and when these non-renewable resources reach their peak production and start to
decline, everything will change...
We will all be forced to consume less energy; of this there is little doubt. The big question is whether this will be forced on us by the inexorable economic chaos from depletion of our
primary non-renewable resources, oil, natural gas and coal, or by our adapting to this inevitability in a
thoughtful and organized manner."
"The False Promise of Biofuels," www.ifg.org, Sep. 2007
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:
Director, Sustainable Scale Project
Chair, The Alternative Energy Working Group, The International Fourm on Globalization
Associate, Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University
Founder, President and Former CEO, Corporate Health Consultants Ltd, 1981-1999
President, Applied Research Consulting House Ltd, 1983
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 1981
Executive Director of Youtec Consulting, 1978-1981
Director, Research and Evaluation, Thistletown Regional Centre for Children and Adolescents, 1978
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University, 1976
Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University, 1973
Member, American Psychological Association
Member, Canadian Psychological Association
PhD, Experimental Social Psychology, McMaster University, 1971