Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"The wind doesn’t always blow and sunlight isn’t always striking every solar panel. Renewable energy desperately needs a very big battery, a load leveler. Without
some form of energy storage, renewables are physically limited to less than a twenty percent share of the grid. At twenty percent, renewables are more of a headache than a resource for a grid manager. Electricity storage tools are expensive. Very expensive. Too expensive to justify on their own or at societal scale."
"Nuclear Energy and the Future: The Hydrogen Economy or the Electricity Economy?," www.iags.org, Mar. 24, 2005
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:
Nuclear Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory, 1994-present
Glenn T. Seaborg Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow, American Nuclear Society, 2007