Last updated on: 2/22/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

John W. Nikolaou Biography

Title:
Former Research Associate at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Armstrong Center for Energy & Environment
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“As with the financial sector, renewables have had a boom led by government intervention and hedging that may ultimately bust as markets can’t efficiently work. This would not only threaten the reliability and price of electricity, but it would also come at the expense of taxpayers. Further, the IEA’s assertion to subsidize renewables to keep them cost-competitive makes the strongest possible statement against subsidizing them.”

Cowritten with Vance Ginn, PhD, “The Renewable Energy House of Cards,” realclearenergy.org, Aug. 4, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Investor Relations Writing Fellow, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 2017-present
  • Blog Editor, Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy, Mar. 2016-present
  • Co-Founder and Co-President, The Claremont Colleges Hellenic Society, Jan. 2016-present
  • Contributing Writer, Law School Toolbox, Oct. 2015-present
  • Research Associate at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Armstrong Center for Energy & Environment, June 2016-Aug. 2016
Education:
  • Current Undergraduate Student, majoring in Government, Claremont McKenna College (expected graduation in 2019)
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Subsidize Alternative Energies?