Last updated on: 7/30/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

National Center for Public Policy Research Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Let’s face facts – current alternative energy technology is not capable of supporting a modern industrial nation like the U.S. For evidence, look no further than California…

Take wind and solar power as examples. Californians have increasingly tried to rely upon them, but they simply cannot support a 21st-century economy…

Solar power is an equally unrealistic option…

How about hydrogen-produced electricity? It is flawed, too. Free hydrogen does not exist on Earth, so it must be extracted – and electricity is needed to extract it. As William Tucker noted in The Weekly Standard, this characteristic of hydrogen-produced electricity prevents it from being a viable option…

As California’s example illustrates, reliance on alternative energy leads to energy shortages.”

“It’s Time to Face Facts – Current Alternative Energy Options Don’t Add Up,” by Syd Gernstein, www.nationalcenter.org, Aug. 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems…

The National Center for Public Policy Research was incorporated in Delaware in 1981 and opened its doors on February 2, 1982. It is a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Its tax ID number is 52-1226614.”

“About Us,” www.nationalcenter.org (accessed July 24, 2009)

Mission:

“[To promote] the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility.”

“About Us,” www.nationalcenter.org (accessed July 24, 2009)

Other:
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