Last updated on: 12/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Jim Riccio, JD Biography

Title:
Greenpeace USA Nuclear Policy Analyst
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Rather than coddling the nuclear industry with more taxpayer subsidies and less regulation the federal government should replace nuclear reactors with energy efficiency and other clean, renewable sources of electricity. A study conducted by the five national energy laboratories in November 2000 for the U.S. Department of Energy found that renewable energy could supply at least 7.5 percent of U.S. electricity by 2010. Such an expansion in renewable technologies would allow for the phase-out of the most dangerous reactors in the U.S. When combined with increases in energy efficiency the potential to phase-out
nuclear power is even greater.”

“Risky Business: The Probability and Consequences of a Nuclear Accident,” www.greenpeace.org, Mar. 14, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • Nuclear Policy Analyst, Greenpeace USA
  • Former Employee, Nuclear Information Resource Service
  • Former Employee, Critical Mass Energy Project at Public Citizen
Education:
  • JD, Syracuse University
  • BA, International Relations and Political Science, Colgate University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Nuclear Power Safe for Humans and the Environment?