Last updated on: 5/1/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Mark Diesendorf, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales
Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The underlying issue is whether a mix of renewable energy sources can substitute for a conventional electricity supply system based on fossil fuels… Based on my scientific research experience in this field, I say ‘yes…'”

“Wind Power Can Substitute for Base-Load Coal,” www.onlineopinion.com.au, Feb. 6, 2008

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:
  • Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Institute of Environmental Studies, University of New South Wales, 2004-present
  • Director, Sustainability Centre Pty Ltd, 2001-2007
  • Professor of Environmental Science and Founding Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology (Sydney, Australia), 1996-2001
  • Senior Lecturer, Human Ecology, Australian National University, 1994-1996
  • Former Secretary, Society for Social Responsibility in Science (Canberra, Australia)
  • Co-founder and Former Vice-President, Sustainable Energy Industries Council of Australia
  • Co-founder and Former President, Australasian Wind Energy Association
  • Former President, Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE)
  • Former Vice-President, Appropriate Technology for Community and Environment (APACE)
  • Has worked with the following organizations: AusAID, Australian Conservation Foundation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Hydrocool Pty Ltd, Minister for Minerals & Energy (Western Australia), StateRail (NSW), Sustainable Energy Development Authority of New South Wales, Sustainable Energy Authority of Victoria, WWF Australia
Education:
  • PhD, Applied Mathematics, University of New South Wales
  • BSc, Physics, University of Sydney
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technology Be Developed?