Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"For too long our nation has been dependent on foreign oil...
It's in our vital interest to diversify America's energy supply -- the way forward is through technology. We must continue changing the way America generates electric power, by even greater use of clean coal technology, solar and wind energy, and clean, safe nuclear power. We need to press on with battery research for plug-in and hybrid vehicles, and expand the use of clean diesel vehicles and biodiesel fuel. We must continue investing in new methods of producing ethanol -- using everything from wood chips to grasses, to agricultural wastes.
We made a lot of progress, thanks to good policies here in Washington and the strong response of the market. And now even more dramatic advances are within reach. Tonight, I ask Congress to join me in pursuing a great goal. Let us build on the work we've done and reduce gasoline usage in the United States by 20 percent in the next 10 years."
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:
43rd President of the United States, 2000-2008
Governor of Texas, 1995-2000
Former Co-owner, Texas Rangers baseball franchise
Advisor and Speechwriter for the George H.W. Bush 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns
Former Director, Harken Energy Corporation
Founder and CEO, Arbusto Energy, 1978
F-102 fighter pilot, Texas Air National Guard, 1968-1973
MBA, Harvard Business School, 1975
BA, Yale University, 1968
Select Legislation passed during the Bush Administration:
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
John Warner National Defense Authorization Act, 2007
Unprivileged Combatant Act, 2006
Detainee Treatment Act, 2005
Medicare Act, 2003
No Child Left Behind Act, 2002
Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to
Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (USA PATRIOT Act), 2001
Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA), 2001