Last updated on: 4/14/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Rian van Staden Biography

Title:
Renewable Energy Consultant for Intelligent Renewable Energy
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Renewable energy resources emerged by the year 2000 into sufficient technological and market maturity to begin to affect global primary energy production, even though still very modest in total percentage terms. If this is indeed the tip of the next great energy transition, then our own history suggests that, by 2030, we should be deep into the emergence of the next age of energy resources.”

“The Renewable Energy Transition,” www.solarcatalyst.com, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Renewable Energy Consultant, Intelligent Renewable Energy
  • Former Executive Director, International Solar Energy Society
  • Former Secretary General, European Solar Cities Initiative
  • Former Board Member, International Solar Cities Initiative
  • Member, Steering Committee, Renewables 2004
  • Former Project Lead, World-wide Information System for Renewable Energy (WIRE)
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Immediately Phase out Fossil Fuels?