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Lisbeth D. Gronlund, PhD Biography

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

“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,”, 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
  • PhD, Theoretical Physics, Cornell University, 1989
  • BA, Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1982
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Nuclear Power Safe for Humans and the Environment?