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 gas¬≠oline.”

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

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?