Last updated on: 2/23/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

George Sterzinger Biography

Title:
Executive Director of the Renewable Energy Policy Project
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“We believe that accelerated acceptance of renewables will provide energy services at or below the cost of relying totally [on] non-renewable technologies, take advantage of many local resources, such as biomass, that are currently underutilized or wasted, and provide a tremendous stimulus to local economies.

The benefits of renewable energy have been the subject of studies for many years. Those studies show convincingly that renewables can provide an important part of the next increment to the nation’s supply infrastructure but are unlikely to do so without intervention to remove several barriers that currently block market acceptance.”

“Energy: Maximizing Resources; Meeting Our Needs; Retaining Jobs,” Testimony to the House Government Reform Committee
Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs, www.reep.org, June 17, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, Renewable Energy Policy Project, 2002-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Nevadans for Energy Independence
  • Principal, EER Consulting, 1992-2002
  • Washington Representative,Tellus Research Institute, 1992
  • Chairman, Governor’s Committee on Unregulated Fuel Price Increases, State of Vermont 1990-1991
  • Chairman, Governor’s Committee on Energy Planning, State of Vermont, 1990-1991
  • Commissioner, Vermont Department of Public Service, 1988-1991
  • Chairman, Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Committee, 1988-1991
  • Economist, National Consumer Law Center, 1980-1988
  • Director, New England Regional Energy Project, 1978-1980
  • Economist, New England Regional Energy Project, 1976-1978
Education:
  • Attended Purdue University Krannert School of Management, 1964-1968
  • BA, Economics, St. Joseph’s College, 1963
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Will Alternative Energy Development Create More Jobs?