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Michael E. Kraft, PhD Biography

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

“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,” www.mobile.mcall.com, Apr. 23, 2011

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:
  • 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
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, Yale University, 1973
  • MA, Political Science, Yale University, 1967
  • BA, Political Science, University of California at Riverside, 1966
Other:
  • None found
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  1. Should the United States Authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to Import Tar Sand Oil from Canada?