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David Schneider Biography

Senior Editor at IEEE Spectrum
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"

“In a sense, it’s very strange that modern society struggles so much to find a source of clean and abundant energy: After all, the power in the sunlight falling on the Earth exceeds civilization’s needs by almost four orders of magnitude. If we harnessed even a tiny fraction of a percent of that total, we could dispense with the more messy and problematic forms of energy that we rely on so much today.”

“Solar Energy’s Red Queen: Conventional Photovoltaic Panels will be Hard Pressed to Displace Fossil-Fuel Use Anytime Soon. But a Different Kind of Solar Cell Might Well Do So,” American Scientist, Jan. – Feb. 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Editor, IEEE Spectrum
  • Former Assistant Managing Editor, American Scientist
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