Last updated on: 11/18/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Energy Information Administration (EIA) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“On a regional basis, renewable resources could make more significant contributions where they are available and the costs of alternatives are higher. Nevertheless, renewable resources are not likely to replace fossil fuels as the major contributors to electricity supply over the next two decades.”

“Renewable Resources in the U.S. Electricity Supply,” Energy Information Administration website (accessed Nov. 17, 2008)

[Editor’s Note: On Nov. 17, 2008 ProCon.org asked the EIA via email “Can alternative energy effectively replace fossil fuels?” The EIA responded on Nov. 18, 2008 as follows: “The EIA is an independent, policy-neutral, statistical agency. EIA collects statistical energy data. I can not respond to your question.”]

Karen Freedman, National Energy Information Center, Energy Information Administration

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

“The Energy Information Administration (EIA) – created by the Congress in 1977- is the statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy…

EIA is the Nation’s premier source of unbiased energy data, analysis and forecasting. EIA provides this information to promote sound policy making, efficient energy markets, and public understanding about energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. By law, EIA’s products are prepared independently of Administration policy considerations. EIA neither formulates nor advocates any policy conclusions.”

“Quick EIA Overview,” Energy Information Administration website (accessed Nov. 17, 2008)

Mission:

“The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress is 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.”

“Mission Statement,” Energy Information Administration website (accessed Nov. 17, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. What Are Greenhouse Gases?
  2. What Are Alternative Energies?
  3. What Is the Electricity Grid?