Last updated on: 4/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

David Lochbaum Biography

Title:
Reactor Technology Instructor at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Technical Training Center
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Roughly 86 percent of the energy Americans consumed in 2005 was generated from fossil fuels, which produce global warming emissions. Nuclear power supplied 8 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States, while hydroelectric power plants and other forms of renewable energy, including biomass, geothermal, wind, and solar, provided the remaining 6 percent…

Of the electricity used in the United States in 2005, fossil fuels generated 70 percent, nuclear power supplied roughly 21 percent, and hydroelectric dams and other renewable energy sources provided 9 percent…”

Cowritten with L. Gronlund and E. Lyman, “Nuclear Power in a Warming World: Assessing the Risks, Addressing the Challenges,” www.ucusa.org, Dec. 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Reactor Technology Instructor, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Technical Training Center, Mar. 2, 2009-present
  • Director, Nuclear Safety Project, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), 1996-2008
  • Former Senior Engineer, Enercon Services, Inc.
  • Former System Engineer, General Technical Services
  • Former Reactor Engineer, Tenessee Valley Authority
  • Former Junior Engineer, Georgia Power
Education:
  • BS, Nuclear Engineering, University of Tenessee, 1979
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Nuclear Power Safe for Humans and the Environment?