Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"Let’s face it: a large part of our political class, including essentially the entire G.O.P., is deeply invested in an energy sector dominated by fossil fuels, and actively hostile to alternatives. This political class will do everything it can to ensure subsidies for the extraction and use of fossil fuels, directly with taxpayers’ money and indirectly by letting the industry off the hook for environmental costs, while ridiculing technologies like solar.
So what you need to know is that nothing you hear from these people is true. Fracking is not a dream come true; solar is now cost-effective. Here comes the sun, if we’re willing to let it in."
"Here Comes the Sun," New York Times, Nov. 6, 2011
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 Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2000-present
Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times, 1999-present
Centenary Professor, London School of Economics
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1979-present
Recipient, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 2008
Staff Member, Council of Economic Advisers, Reagan White House, 1982-1983
Former Ford International Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Former Professor, Yale University and Stanford University
Former President, Eastern Economic Association
Member, Group of Thirty (an international economic body)
PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1977
BA, Economics, summa cum laude, Yale University, 1974