Research Professor of History at Southern Methodist University
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"The opportunity exists today to develop vibrant renewable energy industries in the United States and Canada that create jobs and wealth by using our abundant domestic renewable energy resources...
By increasing our shift from burning fossil fuels to using our own renewable energy, REP [Renewable Energy Payment] policies will improve our states’, provinces’ and nations’ energy security by lessening our reliance on imported fossil fuels. They will help each state, province and nation reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and achieve their long-term renewable energy goals.
Our federal, state, and provincial legislatures should enact these policies as quickly as possible to create a cleaner, healthier, and wealthier future for our current citizens and for future generations."
"Renewable Energy Payments Endorsement Statement," www.allianceforrenewableenergy.org (accessed June 18, 2009)
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:
Research Professor, History, Southern Methodist University
Emeritus Professor, History, University of Texas at El Paso
National Council Member, American Prairie Foundation
Member, Sierra Club, American Wind Energy Association, Organization of American Historians, American Society of Environmental Historians, Forest History Association, and the Western History Association
Associate Professor, University of Wyoming, 1973-1988
Assistant Professor, California State Polytechnic University of Pomona, 1969-1973
Instructor, San Jose State Univeristy, 1967-1969
PhD, History, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1968