Former President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"We can begin the era of transformation by repowering America with clean energy. This of what this will accomplish: Many Americans are struggling, but we can lift ourselves out of this economic crisis through new, clean energy solutions that create jobs and solve global warming...
We already have better energy choices-- like solar, wind and geothermal-- that can accomplish all of this. Now we need the smart policies that will bring those benefits to more Americans, things like incentives to make homes and offices more energy efficient and investments to expand America's public transit and retool our factories to build new fuel-efficient, plug-in cars."
"A Time for Boldness: How We Can Repower America with Clean Energy," www.switchboard.nrdc.org, Nov. 6, 2008
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:
Dorothy S. McCluskey Fellow in Conservation, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), 2006-2015