Last updated on: 10/9/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Edwin Lyman, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Global Security Program
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 D. Lochbaum, “Nuclear Power in a Warming World: Assessing the Risks, Addressing the Challenges,” www.ucsusa.org, Dec. 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Global Security Program, 2003-present
  • President, Nuclear Control Institute (NCI), 1995-2003
  • Expert panel member, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 2001
  • Member, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management
  • Member, US Department of Energy Nuclear Mateiral Stabilization Task Group, 1997-1998
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, 1992-1995
Education:
  • PhD, Theoretical Physics, Cornell University, 1992
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Nuclear Power Safe for Humans and the Environment?