Last updated on: 2/18/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Louise Guey-Lee Biography

Title:
Project Coordinator for Wind in the office of Renewable Resources at the Energy Information Administration within the US Department of Energy (DOE)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Significant interest has arisen in the ability of renewable energy to survive as a viable energy source, compared with less expensive fossil fuels, as the electric power industry moves from a regulated to a competitive environment. Because renewable energy sources are generally perceived to be more environmentally benign than other energy sources, much recently enacted and/or proposed Federal and State legislation on electric competition contains provisions encouraging consumption of renewable energy. Hence, in those instances, electric restructuring may actually promote renewable energy use rather than restrain it. Wind energy, which is more economically competitive than most other renewable energy options, should benefit most from this effort.”

“Forces Behind Wind Power,” in “Energy Information Administration/Renewable Energy 2000: Issues and Trends,” US Department of Energy website, Feb. 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Coordinator and Coauthor, Energy Information Administration’s anual report Renewable Energy Annual, 1997-present
  • Project Coordinator, Wind, Renewable Resources, Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy
  • Former Economist, Office of Coal, Nuclear, Electric, and Alternate Fuels, Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy
Education:
  • BA, International Affairs, George Washington University, 1971
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Wind Power an Economical Alternative to Conventional Energy?