Director of the Climate, Energy and Pollution Program at the World Resources Institute
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"Energy security and environmental goals need not be at odds. Improvements in energy efficiency and reductions in energy demand provide a 'double win,' reducing pressure on energy sources as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution. Some supply measures provide the same double advantage. For example, lower-carbon energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower provide domestically produced energy that can substantially reduce emissions compared to fossil fuels."
"Testimony of Dr. Jonathan Pershing Before the Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe," World Resources Institute website, May 6, 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:
Director, Climate, Energy and Pollution Program, World Resources Institute
Member, Resources Panel, Northeast States Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Member, California Market Advisory Committee
Member, Advisory Board, Oregon Climate Trust
Member, Chicago Climate Exchange
Contributor, "Expert Blogs: Energy & Environment," NationalJournal.com
Has testified before the US Senate and US House of Representatives