Last updated on: 11/7/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Consumer Energy Council of America Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The nation’s reliance on fossil fuels demonstrates that tradeoffs must be made between convenience, price, and the environment in order to sustain economic expansion.

For instance, coal produces environmental costs but it also provides important benefits. It is affordable and abundantly available. Renewable energy resources, such as hydropower, wind power, solar power, geothermal, ocean thermal, and biomass gasification, are characterized by other kinds of costs and benefits. Renewable energy resources show great promise as low emissions technologies, but siting, footprint, and aesthetics issues, as well as high development costs and limited production capacity, serve as barriers to wider implementation of most renewable energy resources.”

“Fueling the Future: Better Ways to Use America’s Fuel Options,” www.ceacarf.org, May 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Consumer Energy Council of America (CECA) is the senior public interest organization in the U.S. focusing on the energy, telecommunications, and other network industries providing essential services to consumers.”

“About CECA,” www.cecarf.org (accessed Nov. 6, 2008)

Mission:

“CECA is dedicated to promoting public policy positions that advance the best interest of residential and small business consumers of essential energy services.”

“About CECA,” www.cecarf.org (accessed Nov. 6, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. What Are Fossil Fuels?