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Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"The real and present threat of climate change has raised the stakes dramatically as to the importance of channeling our economy’s resources into productive investments. And here we can be quite specific in referring to 'productive investments.' We mean channeling a significant share of the economy’s resources into investments in energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy, and moving the economy away from its current dependence on oil, coal, and natural gas...
...[T]he US needs to build a competitive renewable energy manufacturing sector. Over the long term, the U.S. is going to be a major consumer, perhaps the largest market in the world, of manufactured renewable energy products. These products will be a cornerstone of the clean energy economy."
Cowritten with Robert Pollin, "Reindustrializing America: A Proposal for Reviving US Manufacturing and Creating Millions of Good Jobs," www.peri.umass.edu, Spring 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:
Co-Founder and Co-Director, Center for Economic Policy and Research, 1999-present
Columnist, Huffington Post, Truthout, and Guardian Unlimited
Senior Economist, Economic Policy Institute, 1992-1999
Former Assistant Professor, Bucknell University
Former Consultant, World Bank
Former Consultant, Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress
Former Consultant, Trade Union Advisory Council, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)