Craig Shields: Author of IS RENEWABLE REALLY DOABLE?
To me, renewable energy is like anything else: The more one learns about it, the more clear it becomes how much more there is to learn. I want to thank each one of the contributors here for the role they played in getting me to this realization – and, I hope, setting many readers on the path towards exploration as well.
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CONTRIBUTORS – IS RENEWABLE REALLY DOABLE?
Robert Pollin, Ph.D
Dr. Pollin serves as Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He also functions as a consultant to the Energy Department on implementing the Obama Administration’s stimulus program.
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Wally’s list of accomplishments in science and technology spans half a century; in fact, he is best known for two achievements separated by almost 40 years: In 1968, he built the Caltech electric car and won the Great Transcontinental Electric Car Race against MIT, only to re-appear in the 2006 documentary movie “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Primarily a scientist, Wally brings a profound understanding of the impact that technology has on our world in a great number of ways, including ecologically and sociologically.
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Ray Lane currently serves as Managing Partner at venture capital giant Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, focused on helping entrepreneurs with technological and market insight, organizational development, team building, selling and managing growth. Since joining KPCB, Ray has sponsored several investments for the firm in clean and alternative energy, including Ausra (concentrated solar power), Fisker Automotive (plug-in hybrid car), and Th!nk NA (battery-electric car).
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Jason Scorse, Ph.D
Dr. Scorse is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the International Environmental Policy Program at The Monterey Institute of International Studies, a graduate school of Middlebury College. He has consulted for numerous environmental organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club.
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Woodrow “Woody” Clark, II, Ph.D.
Woody is an applied academician, a long-time advocate for the environment and renewable energy, and an internationally recognized author, lecturer, and advisor on sustainable communities. He was a contributing scientist on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC) that won the Nobel Peace Prize in December, 2007.
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Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan’s work in parapsychology, archaeology, anthropology, medicine and healing, creativity, and social policy pair nicely with the questions I ask myself a great deal: What’s really going on behind the scenes when it comes to social phenomena?
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Thomas Konrad, Ph.D
Tom Konrad, a financial analyst specializing in the alternative energy sector, is a portfolio manager and freelance writer – best known for the innumerable blog posts he’s written on AltEnergyStocks.com, and at the Green Stocks blog on Forbes.com.
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Environmental Law Institute (Spokespeople Jay Pendergrass and Lisa Goldman)
The Environmental Law Institute explains their graphic “Energy Subsidies Black, Not Green” and the accompanying paper, Estimating U.S. Government Subsidies to Energy Sources: 2002-2008.” The organization believes that the current energy and climate debate would benefit from a broader understanding of the explicit and hidden government subsidies that affect energy use throughout the economy.
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Nate Hagens, Ph.D
Nate Hagens is a well-known authority on issues related to global resource depletion. Until recently he was lead editor of The Oil Drum, one of the most popular and highly-respected websites for analysis and discussion of global energy supplies and the future implications of energy decline.
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