Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"I support a broad energy portfolio. Renewable energies have their place in that portfolio, but they are not a panacea. Certainly one renewable energy alone, like wind, will not guarantee our Nation's energy independence. We need to expand our use of other renewable and alternative fuels. Solar is important, geothermal is showing promise, tidal has great possibilities, and biomass--particularly when combined with coal to help immediately reduce emissions that concern us all--is certainly a fuel worth investing in."
"New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act and the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007," US Senate Speech, Apr. 10, 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:
United States Senator (D-WV), 1958-2010
President Pro Tempore, US Senate
Senior member, Committee on Appropriations, US Senate
Chariman, Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, US Senate
Member, Committee on Armed Forces, US Senate
Member, Committee on Rules and Administration, US Senate
Member, Committee on the Budget, US Senate
United States Representative (D-WV), 1953-1958
Member, West Virginia Senate, 1951-1952
Member, West Virginia House of Delegates, 1947-1950
BA, Political Science, Marshall University, 1994
JD, American University, 1963
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Born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina on Nov. 20, 1917