Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"We're here to share another important step in building a new energy future for our nation, a future that relies more on alternative energy sources and less on imported oil. The National Biofuels Action Plan we are releasing today is a product of more than a year of work with people of the United Sates Department of Agriculture, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Departments of Transportation, Treasury, Defense, Interior, Commerce, the National Science Foundation, the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Federal Environmental Executive…
The 2008 Farm Bill, as you know, provided a very important boost to renewable energy by committing $1 billion in funds over the next five years to support research and development, particularly of cellulosic fuels."
“Secretaries Schafer and Bodman Announce National Biofuels Action Plan,” www.usda.gov, Oct. 7, 2008
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:
Secretary, US Department of Agriculture, Jan. 28, 2008-present
Former Governor, North Dakota, 1992-2000
Former Chair, Western Governors Association
Former Chair, Republican Governors Association
Former director, Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
Co-founder, Governors Biotechnology Partnership
Co-founder, Extend America
Former President, Gold Seal Company
MBA, University of Denver, 1970
BA, Business Administration, University of North Dakota, 1969