Former Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"Burning natural gas for baseload power is like burning your antique furniture in the fireplace. There are so many other things you can use it for that are more constructive (including paints, fertilizer, plastics, antifreeze, dyes and medicines). The problem with moving the industry [electric power generation] to renewable resources, though, is that renewables aren't cost-effective yet. But if we grow the industry right, then we can make sure we [the US] dominate the manufacture of renewable energy components...
I believe nuclear power does have a role in our future energy mix, but like most Americans I want to know where any nuclear waste is going to go before approving any new plants."
"Q&A with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson," St. Petersburg Times, Aug. 8, 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:
Vice President, Environmental Initiatives, Apple, June 2013-present
Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Jan. 2009-June 2013
Chief of Staff, New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, Dec. 2008
Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, 2006-2008
Recipient, Cabinet Member of the Year, New Jersey Conference of Mayors, 2007
Assistant Commissioner for Land Use Management, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, 2005
Assistant Commissioner of Compliance and Enforcement, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, 2002-2005
Former Chair, New Jersey Ozone Transport Commission
Former Vice Chair, Environmental Council, New Jersey Compliance Committee
Former Board Member, New Jersey Governor's Intergovernmental Relations Commission
Employee, US Environmental Protection Agency, 1986-2002
MS, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1986