Last updated on: 9/5/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Ida Kubiszewski, PhD Biography

Title:
Assistant Research Professor and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“[W]ind energy could yield significant economic and social benefits relative to other power generation systems. Ongoing technical progress in wind energy technology will undoubtedly lead to further energy cost reductions. However technical progress and a high EROI are not sufficient conditions for the continued rapid expansion of wind energy. A number of social, economic, environmental and regulatory issues need resolution.”

Cowritten with Cutler J. Cleveland and Peter K. Endres, “Meta-Analysis of Net Energy Return for Wind Power Systems,” Renewable Energy, 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Aug. 2012-present
  • Assistant Research Professor and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, 2010-2012
  • Junior Fellow, National Council for Science and the Environment, 2010-present
  • Founding Managing Editor, Solutions, 2008-present
  • Founding Managing Editor, The Year in Ecological Economics, New York
    Academy of Sciences, 2008-present
  • Founding Project Manager, MetaCourses, 2008-present
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, 2007-2010
  • Co-founder and Managing Editor, Encyclopedia of Earth, 2005-2007
  • Project Manager, Earth Portal, 2005-2007
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Boston University, 2005-2007
Education:
  • PhD, Natural Resources, University of Vermont, 2010
  • MA, Energy and Environmental Analysis, Boston University, 2007
  • BA, Astronomy and Physics, Boston University, 2005
Other:
  • None found