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Michael E. Kraft, PhD Biography

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"

“The United States and other nations have relied primarily on fossil fuels to meet energy needs, but concern about release of greenhouse gases and air pollution from coal-fired plants has increased interest in alternative sources, including nuclear power.

Wind power, solar energy and biofuels offer great promise. In the short term, however, they cannot replace fossil fuels or the 20 percent of electricity that comes from nuclear plants.”

“Michael E. Kraft: Priority is to Develop Rigid Safety Standards,”, Apr. 23, 2011

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor Emeritus, Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Professor of Political Science and Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 1986-May 2011
  • Co-editor, American and Comparative Environmental Policy series, 1997-present
  • Co-editor, Environmental Politics and Policy series, 1994-1997
  • Member: American Political Science Association, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Midwest Political Science Association, Western Political Science Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • Visiting Distinguished Professor, Robert M. La Follette Institute of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987-1988
  • Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 1982-1986
  • Visiting Distinguished Professor, Oberlin College, 1984-1985
  • Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 1979-1982
  • Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 1977-1979
  • Assistant Professor, Vassar College, 1973-1976
  • PhD, Political Science, Yale University, 1973
  • MA, Political Science, Yale University, 1967
  • BA, Political Science, University of California at Riverside, 1966
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Quoted in:
  1. Should the United States Authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to Import Tar Sand Oil from Canada?