Professor of Law at the University of Montana School of Law
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"Fossil fuels can also be integrated with renewables.
For example, Victorville II, a hybrid solar/natural gas
power plant that is being built in California, will
supplement its natural gas generation with solar
electricity. Natural gas power plants can be used to
supplement wind energy when the wind isn’t blowing.
By integrating fossil fuels with renewable energy, fossil
fuel energy can be slowly phased out as it becomes
more costly while renewable energy is increased as it
becomes more cost efficient...
As energy consumption continues to increase, global climate change and other
factors make natural gas a viable transitional fuel for
reducing CO2 and other harmful emissions and bridging
the gap in energy need as technology and markets for
renewable fuels develop."
"Natural Gas: Today's Alternative Fuel?," Energy Committee Newsletter, June 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:
Professor of Law, University of Montana School of Law, 2014-present
Dean, University of Montana School of Law, 2009-2014
Professor of Law, National Energy-Environmental Law & Policy Institute, University of Tulsa, 2006-2009
Visiting Professor, University of Kansas School of Law, Spring 2009
Chair, American Bar Association Professionalism Committee, Section of Legal Education, 2008-2009
Board Member, Energy Advocates, 2008-2009
Professor, International Energy Law, University of San Diego School of Law International Institute (Barcelona, Spain), Summer 2008
Director, National Energy-Environmental Law & Policy Institute, 2006-2008
Professor, International Environmental Law, St. Mary's Law School Innsbruck Institute (Austria), Summer 2005, 2007
Visiting Professor, Administrative Law, Lewis & Clark School of Law, Summer 2006
Visiting Professor, Environmental Justice, Advanced Professional Responsibility, Administrative Law, Pace University School of Law, 2005-2006
Visiting Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2001-2003
Professor of Law, Cecil C. Humphrey School of Law, University of Memphis, 2000-2006
Visiting Professor of Law, International Sale of Goods in Russia and Poland, University of San Diego School of Law International Institute, Summer 1993
Founder and First Chair, Memphis Bar Association Environmental Law Section, 1991
Professor, English Composition and Literature, University of Kansas, 1970-1974, 1977-1978
JD, University of Kansas School of Law, 1980
BS, Education, University of Kansas, 1974
MA, English Literature, University of Kansas, 1972