Counselor to President Barack Obama on Climate Change and Energy Policy
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"A comprehensive clean energy agenda is essential to the future of our country. The green recovery and infrastructure investment... would enable our country to take significant steps, through energy efficiency and renewable energy development, to move toward a low-carbon economy, while Congress and the next administration move toward the swiftest possible implementation of an economy-wide greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program."
“Green Recovery: A New Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy,” www.americanprogress.org, Sep. 9, 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:
Counselor to President Barack Obama, Climate Change and Energy Policy, Jan. 1, 2014-present
Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University
President and CEO, Center for American Progress (CAP), 2003-2013
Former co-chair, President Obama's transition
White House Chief of Staff, President William J. Clinton, 1998-2001
Former principal, National Security Council
Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff, President William J. Clinton
Former White House Staff Secretary, President William J. Clinton