Senior Scientist and Deputy Director of the Science Center at the Natural Resources Defense Council
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"Given the world’s and the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, it is essential to have in place a technology and a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large industrial facilities that burn these fuels, even though their complete phase-out through energy efficiency improvements and a transition to renewable fuel sources might be technically and theoretically possible. Using all available tools is a wise and necessary hedging strategy in the face of the steep emission cuts that are needed. Projections differ as to the exact portion of reductions that will be delivered by different technologies, but from a strategic point of view, CCS provides a much needed answer for fossil fuel use – which is inevitable..."
Testimony submitted to the US House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Hearing, “Spinning Straw Into Black Gold: Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Carbon Dioxide,” June 12th, 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 Scientist and Deputy Director of the Science Center, Natural Resources Defense Council
Former Science Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council
Senior consultant in energy markets, Pöyry (UK), 2003-2006
Former researcher, Department of Trade and Industry, UK government
MSc, Environmental Science & Policy, Imperial College
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Oxford
MEng (master of engineering), Mechanical Engineering, University of Oxford