Project Coordinator for Wind in the office of Renewable Resources at the Energy Information Administration within the US Department of Energy (DOE)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"Significant interest has arisen in the ability of renewable energy to survive as a viable energy source, compared with less expensive fossil fuels, as the electric power industry moves from a regulated to a competitive environment. Because renewable energy sources are generally perceived to be more environmentally benign than other energy sources, much recently enacted and/or proposed Federal and State legislation on electric competition contains provisions encouraging consumption of renewable energy. Hence, in those instances, electric restructuring may actually promote renewable energy use rather than restrain it. Wind energy, which is more economically
competitive than most other renewable energy options, should benefit most from this effort."
"Forces Behind Wind Power," in "Energy Information Administration/Renewable Energy 2000: Issues and Trends," US Department of Energy website, Feb. 2001