Last updated on: 9/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

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"Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Summary of Positions

Pro Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) Con None Found (?)
I. Individual 42 (17.4%) 120 (49.8%) 36 (14.9%) 43 (17.8%)
II. Organization 16 (10.2%) 84 (53.5%) 12 (7.6%) 45 (28.7%)

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I. Individual
- Pro -
Individuals Rating Position
Amin, Adnan Z., MPhil     Pro
Bossel, Ulf, PhD     Pro
Brown, Lester, MS, MPA     Pro
Brune, Michael   Pro
Caldicott, Helen, MBBS     Pro
Cohen, Bernard L., DSc     Pro
Crea, Dominic   Pro
Crosby, Alfred W., PhD     Pro
Diesendorf, Mark, PhD     Pro
Doer, Gary     Pro
Dorn, Jonathan G., PhD     Pro
Farrell, John, MPP     Pro
Gore, Al, Jr.     Pro
Grandia, Kevin   Pro
Guinness, Edward, MA   Pro
Hansen, James E., PhD     Pro
Heinberg, Richard, MA     Pro
Kennedy, Jr., Robert F., LLM     Pro
Klare, Michael, PhD     Pro
Kovarik, Bill, PhD     Pro
Krugman, Paul, PhD     Pro
Laherrère, Jean H.   Pro
Makhijani, Arjun, PhD     Pro
Mann, Michael E., PhD     Pro
Montague, Peter, PhD     Pro
Moore, Patrick, PhD     Pro
Morris, David, PhD     Pro
Mulvaney, Dustin, PhD     Pro
Nader, Ralph, LLB     Pro
Paine, Christopher   Pro
Perlin, John   Pro
Randall, Tom, MIA, MS     Pro
Reynolds, Warren D., PhD     Pro
Rifkin, Jeremy   Pro
Righter, Robert W., PhD     Pro
Romm, Joseph, PhD     Pro
Scheer, Hermann, PhD     Pro
Schiffman, Richard   Pro
Shapouri, Hosein, PhD     Pro
Storm van Leeuwen, Jan Willem, MSc     Pro
Young, Martha   Pro
Zweibel, Ken     Pro
- Not Clearly Pro or Con -
Individuals Rating Position
Abraham, David, MA   NC
Aitken, Donald W., PhD     NC
Akaka, Daniel Kahikina, ME     NC
Al-Naimi, Ali I., MS     NC
Baker, Dean, PhD     NC
Barr, Bob, JD     NC
Beinecke, Frances, MA     NC
Biello, David     NC
Black, Brian, PhD     NC
Boxer, Barbara     NC
Bradford, Travis, MBA     NC
Bush, George W., MBA     NC
Byrd, Robert C., JD     NC
Carter, Jimmy     NC
Chameides, William L., PhD     NC
Chu, Steven, PhD     NC
Cook, Linda   NC
Cooke, Ronald R.   NC
Culberson, John, JD     NC
Darley, Julian, MSc     NC
Deffeyes, Kenneth S., PhD     NC
Deutch, John, PhD     NC
Dorfman, Jeffrey, PhD   NC
Ebell, Myron, MSc     NC
Everley, Steve   NC
Feder, Barnaby J., JD   NC
Frank, Charles, PhD     NC
Furchtgott-Roth, Diana, MPhil     NC
Furr, Nathan, MBA, PhD     NC
Gholz, Eugene, PhD     NC
Gingrich, Newt, PhD     NC
Goldemberg, José, PhD     NC
Gordon, Kate, JD, MCP     NC
Greene, Nathanael, MS     NC
Gronlund, Lisbeth D., PhD     NC
Grossenbacher, John J.     NC
Guey-Lee, Louise   NC
Halkema, J.A., MSEE   NC
Hannegan, Bryan J., PhD     NC
Hayden, Howard C., PhD     NC
Hayes, Robin     NC
Heaps, Toby   NC
Hefner, III, Robert A.   NC
Hill, Jason, PhD     NC
Hoeven, John, MBA     NC
Hoffa, James P., LLB   NC
Holt-Giménez, Eric, PhD     NC
Hoy, Calvin, PhD     NC
Inhofe, James M.     NC
Isakson, Johnny     NC
Jackson, Lisa, MS     NC
Jones, Van, JD     NC
Kendall, Gary, PhD     NC
Kerry, John, JD     NC
Kjose, Amy   NC
Koronowski, Ryan, MS     NC
Korosec, Kirsten, MS   NC
Kubiszewski, Ida, PhD     NC
Lehr, Jay, PhD     NC
Lieberman, Ben, JD     NC
Lochbaum, David   NC
Lodge, Tony   NC
Loris, Nicolas D.   NC
Lovelock, James, PhD     NC
Lovins, Amory, MA     NC
Lyman, Edwin, PhD     NC
Lynch, Michael, SM     NC
MacKenzie, Jim, PhD     NC
Manchin, Joe     NC
Mangano, Joseph J., MPH, MBA   NC
Mason, James   NC
McClendon, Aubrey K.   NC
Meserve, Richard, PhD, JD     NC
Monbiot, George   NC
Moniz, Ernest J., PhD     NC
Morici, Peter, PhD     NC
Moulton, David, JD     NC
Munk, Bernard E., PhD     NC
Mytelka, Lynn, PhD     NC
Negin, Elliott, MS   NC
Nikolaou, John W.   NC
Nogee, Alan   NC
O'Grady, Mary Anastasia, MBA   NC
Obama, Barack, JD     NC
Olson, Mary   NC
Patterson, Jeffrey, DO     NC
Pelosi, Nancy     NC
Peridas, George, PhD     NC
Perrot, Radhika, MS   NC
Pershing, Jonathan, PhD     NC
Pickens, T. Boone   NC
Pietrangelo, Tony, MBA   NC
Podesta, John, JD     NC
Press, Daryl G., PhD     NC
Redford, Robert   NC
Riccio, Jim, JD     NC
Russell, Irma S., JD     NC
Sachs, Jeffrey, PhD     NC
Salazar, Ken, JD     NC
Sanders, Bernie     NC
Schafer, Ed, MBA     NC
Schatz, Brian     NC
Schneider, David   NC
Scroggs, Justin, JD, MS   NC
Seip, Norman   NC
Simmons, Matthew, MBA     NC
Singer, S. Fred, PhD     NC
Smil, Vaclav, PhD     NC
Stavins, Robert N., PhD     NC
Steiner, Achim, MA     NC
Sterzinger, George   NC
Taylor, James, JD     NC
Thorning, Margo, PhD     NC
Tilman, David, PhD     NC
van Staden, Rian   NC
von Braun, Joachim, PhD     NC
Weiss, Daniel J., MPP     NC
Whitehead, John, PhD     NC
Williams, James C., PhD     NC
Wirth, Timothy E., PhD     NC
- Con -
Individuals Rating Position
Barber, David B., MS     Con
Best, Clive, PhD     Con
Bilbray, Brian P.     Con
Bodman, Samuel, ScD     Con
Bradley, Robert L., Jr., PhD     Con
Bryce, Robert   Con
Burnett, H. Sterling, PhD     Con
Campbell, Colin J., PhD     Con
Cavaney, Red   Con
Chesser, Paul   Con
Considine, Timothy J., PhD     Con
Driessen, Paul K., JD     Con
Green, Kenneth P., D.Env     Con
Helman, Christopher, MS, MA   Con
Hertel, Nolan E., PhD     Con
Hirsch, Robert L., PhD     Con
Hofmeister, John D., MA     Con
Hutton, John     Con
Jum'ah, Abdallah S.   Con
Kraft, Michael E., PhD     Con
Lacey, James, PhD     Con
Lyman, Robert   Con
Michaels, Robert J., PhD     Con
Murphy, Robert P., PhD     Con
Patzek, Tad W., PhD     Con
Perry, Mark J., PhD, MBA     Con
Pimentel, David, PhD     Con
Pyle, Thomas J.   Con
Santa-Barbara, Jack, PhD     Con
Tagliaferre, Lew   Con
Taylor, Jerry   Con
Weinstein, Bernard L., PhD     Con
West, J. Robinson, JD     Con
Wirth, Clifford J., PhD     Con
Wolfram, Gary, PhD     Con
Youngquist, Walter, PhD     Con
- None Found -
Individuals Rating Position
Beasley Jr., J. Barnie   ?
Cada, Glenn F., PhD     ?
Chandler, Alfred D., Jr., PhD     ?
Chen, Lidian   ?
da Silva, Luiz Inácio Lula     ?
Daly, Michael C., PhD     ?
Engelder, Terry, PhD     ?
Fthenakis, Vasilis M., PhD     ?
Goren-Inbar, Naama, PhD     ?
Howarth, Robert W., PhD     ?
Ingraffea, Anthony, PhD     ?
Jarraud, Michel     ?
Kenny, Robyn, MA     ?
Keohane, Nathaniel O., PhD     ?
Knier, Gil   ?
Kray, Marilyn C.   ?
Lackner, Klaus S., PhD     ?
Lautenbacher, Conrad C., PhD     ?
Layton, Julia, MFA   ?
Lazear, Edward P., PhD     ?
Lomborg, Bjorn, PhD     ?
Lowitz, Melissa, MA     ?
Malone, Laurence J., PhD     ?
McCally, Michael, PhD, MD     ?
Melosi, Martin V., PhD     ?
Mumford, Lewis   ?
Nelson, Erik, PhD     ?
Nenn, Cheryl, MS     ?
Olson, Carol     ?
Paldor, Nathan, PhD     ?
Rendleman, C. Matthew, PhD     ?
Reynolds, Alan   ?
Roosevelt, Margot   ?
Ropeik, David   ?
Schoenbrod, David, LLB     ?
Searchinger, Timothy, PhD     ?
Senauer, Benjamin, PhD     ?
Soon, Willie, PhD     ?
Stewart, Richard B., LLB     ?
Suszkiw, Jan   ?
Wang, Michael, PhD     ?
Wilson, Edward O., PhD     ?
Worthington, Barry K.   ?
II. Organization
- Not Clearly Pro or Con -
Organizations Rating Position
American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity   NC
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers   NC
American Petroleum Institute (API)   NC
American Rivers   NC
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)   NC
American Solar Energy Society (ASES)   NC
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)   NC
Apollo Alliance   NC
Argonne National Laboratory   NC
Blue Green Alliance   NC
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)   NC
Calgary Herald    NC
California Energy Commission   NC
California Public Utilities Commission   NC
Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA)   NC
Center for American Progress   NC
Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASE)   NC
Climal.com   NC
Committee on Science and Technology of the United States House of Representatives   NC
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)   NC
Congressional Research Service (CRS)   NC
Consumer Energy Council of America   NC
Council on Foreign Relations   NC
Democratic Governors Association (DGA)   NC
Deutsche Bank   NC
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)   NC
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)   NC
European Renewable Energy Council   NC
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)   NC
Geothermal Education Office   NC
Gerstein Agne   NC
Government Accountability Office (GAO)   NC
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)   NC
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)   NC
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)   NC
International Energy Agency (IEA)   NC
International Forum on Globalization   NC
International Rivers   NC
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   NC
Los Angeles Times    NC
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs   NC
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   NC
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   NC
National Audubon Society   NC
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)   NC
National Hydropower Association   NC
National Petroleum Council   NC
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)   NC
National Research Council   NC
Natural Resources Defense Council   NC
Nebraska Wind and Solar   NC
New York Times    NC
Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)   NC
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NSEA)   NC
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)   NC
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)   NC
Pacific Biodiesel   NC
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)   NC
Post Carbon Institute   NC
Renewable Energy Policy Project (REEP)   NC
Renewable Fuels Association   NC
Rocky Mountain Institute   NC
San Diego Union-Tribune    NC
Sandia National Laboratories   NC
Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC)   NC
Sierra Club   NC
Southwest Farm Press   NC
SUNRGI   NC
Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI)   NC
Taxpayers Protection Alliance   NC
TransCanada Corporation   NC
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research   NC
United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP)   NC
United States Department of Energy (DOE)   NC
United States Geological Survey (USGS)   NC
US Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy   NC
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)   NC
US Department of the Interior   NC
US House Committee on Natural Resources (Majority)   NC
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)   NC
Washington Post    NC
Windows to the Universe   NC
Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University   NC
World Bank   NC
- None Found -
Organizations Rating Position
American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)    ?
American Geological Institute (AGI)   ?
Arizona Mining Association   ?
Bloomberg    ?
California Fuel Cell Partnership   ?
CleanTechnica    ?
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)    ?
Endecon Engineering   ?
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council   ?
Federation of American Scientists (FAS)   ?
Gallup   ?
Golden Gate Audubon Society   ?
Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC)   ?
Investor's Business Daily   ?
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)   ?
National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC)    ?
National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)   ?
National Corn Growers Association   ?
National Fuel Cell Research Center   ?
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)   ?
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   ?
National Public Radio (NPR)    ?
NOW   ?
Overdomain LLC   ?
Paleontological Research Institution (PRI)   ?
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press   ?
Planet Green   ?
Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland   ?
ProPublica   ?
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)   ?
Reflective Energies   ?
Reuters    ?
Scientific American   ?
Smithsonian National Museum of American History   ?
Southface   ?
Suburban Emergency Management Project (SEMP)   ?
The Guardian    ?
The Heartland Institute   ?
TIME Magazine   ?
UK Renewable Fuels Agency   ?
United States Conference of Mayors   ?
University of Utah Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering   ?
US Department of State   ?
US Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation   ?
WorldPublicOpinion.org   ?