Friday, August 19, 2011

Leon Schipper, Physicist and Iconoclast, Dies at 64

Leon J. Schipper, a physicist whose passion for data led him to question the value of popular energy policies, like government subsidies for ethanol and for electric cars and the “cash for clunkers” program, died Tuesday in Berkeley, Calif. He was 64. The cause was pancreatic cancer, according to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he had worked for more than 20 years. More>