Last updated on: 1/30/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Sandia National Laboratories Biography

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

“The purpose of the Renewable Energy Technologies Division at Sandia National Laboratories is to develop commercially viable energy technologies based on solar, wind, and geothermal resources that become significant domestic and international energy supplies, with a primary focus on the utility sector.”

“Renewable Energy Technologies,” www.sandia.gov (accessed Jan. 28, 2009)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Since 1949, Sandia National Laboratories has developed science-based technologies that support our national security. Today, the 300+ million Americans depend on Sandia’s technology solutions to solve national and global threats to peace and freedom…

Sandia is a government-owned/contractor operated (GOCO) facility. Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, manages Sandia for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. We seek collaborative partnerships on emerging technologies that support our mission.”

“About,” www.sandia.gov (accessed Jan. 28, 2009)

Mission:

“Sandia is a national security laboratory involved in a variety of research and development programs to help secure a peaceful and free world through technology.

We develop technologies to sustain, modernize, and protect our nuclear arsenal, prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction, defend against terrorism, protect our national infrastructures, ensure stable energy and water supplies, and provide new capabilities to our armed forces.”

“Mission Areas,” www.sandia.gov (accessed Jan. 28, 2009)

Other:
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