Last updated on: 6/22/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

John Perlin Biography

Title:
Author, Lecturer, and Solar Energy and Forest Preservation Consultant
Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“If all south-facing rooftops in the United States were equipped with photovoltaics, it would satisfy the electrical needs of this country,”

“Godfather of Sol,” Santa Barbara Independent, Apr. 21, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Keynote Speaker, “Solar 101,” North State Renewable Energy Conference, California State University at Chico, Mar. 10, 2005
  • Invited Speaker, “A Forest Journey,” Yale Forest Forum, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, Jan. 20, 2005
  • Keynote Speaker, “50 Years of Practical Photovoltaics,” Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria, Sep. 25-26, 2003
  • Panelist, “2500 Years of Solar Architecture,” Holistic Options for
    Planet Earth Sustainability, University of Oregon, Apr. 23, 2002
  • Keynote Speaker, “A Forest Journey: The Role of Wood in the Evolution of the
    Earth and Civilization,” Greening of the Campus IV: Moving to the Mainstream,
    Ball State University, Sep. 21, 2001
  • Speaker, “A Golden Thread: 2500 Years of Solar Architecture and
    Technology,” University of Maine, Feb. 1994
  • Recipient, London Times Book Review’s Interesting Hardback Award for A Forest Journey, 1990
  • Recipient, Publication of the Year, The Geographic Society of Chicago for A Forest Journey, 1990
  • Recipient, Harvard University Press Classics in Science and World History for A Forest Journey, 1990
Education:
  • Attended Clark University Graduate School
  • BA, University of California at Santa Barbara
Other:
  • None found