Professor of International Business at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"By word and deed, the Obama Administration has sought to limit off-shore oil exploration and development, and hasten the commercial viability of solar, wind and alternative vehicle technologies.
All this is based on two erroneous, but strongly-held beliefs among liberal policymakers, academics and pundits: increasing U.S. oil production would do little to lower U.S. gas prices, and but for the vested interests of multinational oil companies, mankind would have long ago harnessed renewable energy sources and freed itself from the sin of burning hydrocarbons...
Secretary Chu has invested taxpayers’ money in Solyndra and a dozen other alternative energy projects that independent investment analysts advised were very poor commercial bets. One by one those are failing, but the administration refuses to acknowledge mistakes or relent, and pours money into battery technologies...
The facts are 50 years from now, mankind won’t be taking oil from the ground on nearly the scale that it does now, as science will have found better ways to capture hydrogen atoms to run more cleanly internal combustion engines, turbines and fuel cells, but oil companies are not conspiring to block the march of science and reckless federal spending won’t hurry the pace of discovery and commercialization."
"High Gas Prices and the Wisdom of Drilling for Oil," www.cnbc.com, Mar. 13, 2012
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 of International Business, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 1995-present
Senior Fellow, Economic Strategy Institute, 1997-2005
Senior Fellow, National Planning Association, 1988-2005
Director, Center for International Business, 1995-1998
Director, Office of Economics, US International Trade Commission, 1993-1995
Director, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, 1991-1993
Professor of Economics, University of Maine, 1990-1993
Senior Fellow, Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University, 1989-1992
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Maine, 1988-1990
Vice President and Research Director, National Planning Association, 1983-1988
Professional Lecturer, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 1984-1986
Associate Director of International Studies, National Planning Association, 1979-1983
Senior Economist and Project Director, National Planning Association, 1978-1979
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Augsburg College, 1974-1976
Consultant, Health Board of the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN, 1975
PhD, Economics, State University of New York at Albany, 1974