Last updated on: 10/9/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Lisbeth D. Gronlund, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Scientist of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Global Security Program
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Roughly 86 percent of the energy Americans consumed in 2005 was generated from fossil fuels, which produce global warming emissions. Nuclear power supplied 8 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States, while hydroelectric power plants and other forms of renewable energy, including biomass, geothermal, wind, and solar, provided the remaining 6 percent…

Of the electricity used in the United States in 2005, fossil fuels generated 70 percent, nuclear power supplied roughly 21 percent, and hydroelectric dams and other renewable energy sources provided 9 percent…”

Cowritten with D. Lochbaum and E. Lyman, “Nuclear Power in a Warming World: Assessing the Risks, Addressing the Challenges,” www.ucsusa.org, Dec. 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Scientist and Co-Director, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Global Security Program, 1992-present
  • Research Affiliate, Program on Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow, Panel of Public Affairs, American Physics Society (APS)
  • Board member, The Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science
  • Associate Editor, Science and Global Security
  • Co-founder and organizer, International Summer Symposiums on Science and World Affairs
  • Co-recipient, Joseph A. Burton Forum Award, APS, 2001
  • SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellow, International Peace and Security, Center for International Security Studies at the University of Maryland, 1990-1992
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Defense and Arms Control Studies Program, MIT, 1988-1990
Education:
  • PhD, Theoretical Physics, Cornell University, 1989
  • BA, Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1982
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Nuclear Power Safe for Humans and the Environment?