Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"[R]enewable fuels will constitute a part of our energy mix in the future, but they represent only a tiny fraction of our energy needs and won’t lead us out of the economic and environmental wilderness...
Taking into account the EIA’s projected increases in electricity demand, the renewable sector would need to grow 19% per year for 22 years consecutively to meet U.S. demand by the year 2030. Clearly, these targets are overly ambitious and impractical."
"The High Costs of 'Green Recovery,'" Forbes, Nov. 15, 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:
Senior Fellow, Business & Economic Studies, Pacific Research Institute, Sep. 2007 – present
Economist, Institute for Energy Research, May 2007 – present
Research Analyst, Laffer Associates, Sep. 2006 – June 2007
Visiting Scholar, New York University, June 2006 – Aug. 2006
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Hillsdale College, Aug. 2003 – May 2006
PhD, Economics, New York University, Spring 2003
BA, magna cum laude, Economics, Hillsdale College, 1998