Last updated on: 3/10/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Ralph Nader, LLB Biography

Title:
Former US Presidential Candidate and Founder of Public Citizen
Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“We urge a new clean energy policy that no longer subsidizes entrenched oil, nuclear, electric and coal mining interests — an energy policy that is efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly. We need to invest in a diversified energy policy including renewable energy like wind and other forms of solar power, more efficient automobiles, homes and businesses one that breaks our addiction to oil, coal and atomic power. A new clean energy paradigm means more jobs, more efficiency, greater security, environmental protection and increased health.”

“Energy Policy,” www.votenader.org (accessed Sep. 14, 2009)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • Independent Presidential Candidate, 2004, 2008
  • Green Party Presidential Candidate, 2000
  • Attorney, author, and political activist
  • Founder: Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project, Disability Rights Center, Pension Rights Center, Project for Corporate Responsibility, The Multinational Monitor
  • Founder, Center for Study of Responsive Law (CSRL), 1969
  • Lecturer, History and Government, University of Hartford, 1961-1963
  • US Army, 1959
Education:
  • LLB, with distinction, Harvard Law School, 1958
  • AB, magna cum laude, East Asian studies, Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, Princeton University, 1955
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Implement a Carbon Cap and Trade System?