Last updated on: 6/7/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Jonathan G. Dorn, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Research Associate at the Earth Policy Institute
Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“While capitalizing on energy efficiency measures allows us to offset the projected increase in energy demand, switching to renewable sources of energy puts us on the path to slashing net carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent by 2020. The first priority is to replace all coal- and oil-fired electricity generation with renewable energy sources. Just as the nineteenth century belonged to coal and the twentieth century to oil, the twenty-first century will belong to the sun, the wind, and energy from within the earth.”

Cowritten with Lester R. Brown, Janet Larsen, and Frances C. Moore, “Time For Plan B: Cutting Carbon Emissions 80 Percent by 2020,” www.earth-policy.org, July 2, 2008

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:
  • Associate, Abt Associates, Sep. 2012-present
  • Senior Environmental Scientist, Eastern Research Group (ERG), Mar. 2012-Sep. 2012
  • Senior Environmental Scientist, TranSystems, Dec. 2010-Mar. 2012
  • Senior Environmental Scientist, EH Pechan & Associates, Apr. 2009-Dec. 2010
  • Research Associate, Earth Policy Institute, May 2007-May 2009
  • Former ORISE Fellow, HIV Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Former Environmental Fellow, US House of Representatives
  • Former field researcher, Estacion Biologica La Suerta (Costa Rica)
Education:
  • PhD, Environmental Science, University of Arizona
  • MPP, Environmental Policy, University of Maryland
  • BS, summa cum laude, Applied Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Increase Its Use of Natural Gas?