Last updated on: 3/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Lynn Mytelka, PhD Biography

Title:
Professorial Fellow at the United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Center (UNU-MERIT)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Across the South, needs are different and a standardized approach to the transition would not be appropriate. For oil producers in the South, the hydrogen economy spells a significant drop in oil consumption and revenues, potentially within 20 years. While this allows for at least a short period of time in which to develop alternative uses for fossil fuils, such alternatives will have to be identified and the research and production capabilities put in place over the next 10 to 15 years.”

“New Wave Technologies: Their Emergence, Diffusion and Impact,” UNU-MERIT website, July 2003

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:
  • ExComm member, Global Energy Assessment, 2008-present
  • Professorial Fellow, United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Center (UNU-MERIT), 2005-present
  • Director, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Project, United Nations University
  • Distinguished Research Professor, Carleton University, 2002-present
  • Boardmember, African Technology Policy Studies Network
  • Honorary Professor and Chair, Development Economics, University of Maastricht
  • Director, UNU Institute for New Technologies (UNU-INTECH), 2000-2004
  • Director of the Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), 1996-2000
  • Former Boardmember, MATCH International Centre, Competitiveness Institute, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Global Forum
  • Professor, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), 1979-2001
Education:
  • PhD, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 1971
  • MA, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 1966
  • BA, Rutgers University, 1964
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Subsidize Alternative Energies?