Last updated on: 3/1/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Ben Lieberman, JD Biography

Title:
Former Senior Policy Analyst of Energy and Environment at the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Beyond costs, the claimed benefits of ethanol use have not materialized. For one thing, it does not reduce oil imports as much as promised, partially because a gallon of ethanol can do the work of (and therefore replace) only two-thirds of a gallon of gas­oline.”

“The Ethanol Mandate Should Not Be Expanded,” Heritage Foundation website, Mar. 28, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow, Environmental Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Former Senior Policy Analyst, Energy and Environment, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation
  • Member, Maryland Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Former Associate Counsel and Director of Air Quality Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Education:
  • JD, George Washington University, 1993
  • CPA, school unknown, 1989
  • BA, Accounting, University of Maryland, 1988
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Implement a Carbon Cap and Trade System?
  2. Should the US Subsidize Alternative Energies?
  3. Will Alternative Energy Development Create More Jobs?