Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"Despite all the tax breaks and special treatment, the Energy Information Administration, in its Annual Energy Outlook 2003, projects wind will supply 27/100 of 1 percent of U.S. energy consumption in 2025. Fossil energy sources would supply 87.27 percent of U.S. energy consumption that year--more than 320 times the contribution of wind energy. Legislators should weigh these costs and benefits and realize that investing in wind farms is truly a losing proposition."
"Calculating the Full Cost of Wind Energy," www.heartland.org, June 2003
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:
Professor Emeritus, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
President and Founder, Science and Environmental Policy Project, 1989-present
Research Fellow, The Independent Institute
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Climate Change Expert, The Heartland Institute
Advisory Editor, Regulation
Founding Member, Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change
Distinguished Research Professor, Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, 1994-2000
Chief Scientist, US Department of Transportation, 1987-1989
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy, US Environmental Protection Agency, 1970-1971
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water Quality and Research, US Department of the Interior, 1967-1970
Founding Dean, School of Environmental and Planetary Sciences, University of Miami, 1964-1967
Director, National Weather Satellite Service, 1962-1964
Director, Center for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Maryland, 1953-1962
PhD, Physics, Princeton University
AM, Physics, Princeton University
BEE, Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University