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

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?