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Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"We need to make our country a leader in the production of clean energy technology, from cars and batteries to wind and solar technology to technology we haven't even dreamed of yet. And we direct local, state and federal authorities to take carbon pollution into account when planning new transportation projects. With these new policies and the price signal on carbon pollution, we can finally end our oil addiction and give the wind, solar, and other clean fuels the level playing field they need to grow.
Look, it's long, long overdue for America to lead. Economically, we need to get out in front of the clean energy economy of the 21st century to become the leader on technologies that will power the world...
[T]hat's why we make strong investments in clean coal technology. And we make sure that nuclear power also has a fighting chance by streamlining and reforming the permitting process and making loan guarantees available."
"Transforming Our Power," www.huffingtonpost.com, May 12, 2010
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:
US Secretary of State, Feb. 1, 2013-present
US Senator (D-MA), Jan. 3, 1985–Feb. 1, 2013
Chair, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Member, US Senate Finance Committee
Member, US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation
Member, US Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Democratic Nominee, US President, 2004
Lieutenant Governor, Massachusetts, 1982-1984
First Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney of Middlesex County, 1977-1979
Prosecutor, Office of the District Attorney of Middlesex County, 1976-1977
Passed the Massachusetts Bar, 1976
Executive Director, Mass Action, Massachusetts, 1974
Fundraiser, Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), 1972-1973
Founding Member, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), 1970