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Kenneth S. Deffeyes, PhD Biography

Professor Emeritus of Geology at Princeton University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"

“Fossil fuels are a one-time gift that lifted us up from subsistence agriculture and eventually should lead us to a future based on renewable resources.”

Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert’s Peak, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Senior Technology Director, United Energy Corporation
  • Faculty, Department of Geology, Princeton University, 1967-1998
  • Researcher, Minnesota Fish and Game Commission, 1962-1967
  • Geologist, Shell Oil, 1958-1962
  • Former Consultant, S.C. Resources
  • Former Consultant, Mispec of Canada
  • Former Consultant, BioMyne Technology
  • Former Consultant, Bauer Metals
  • Former Consultant, Eocene Research
  • PhD, Geology, Princeton University, 1958
  • MS, Engineering, Princeton University
  • BS, Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • He died on Nov. 29, 2017
  • Public Speaker on Peak Oil
Quoted in:
  1. Is Global Oil Production at (or Past) Its Peak?