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Michael Renner

Senior Researcher for Worldwatch Institute

Michael Renner is a Senior Researcher at the Washington-based Worldwatch Institute — and serves as Project Director for Worldwatch’s annual VITAL SIGNS publication.

He has been a co-author of Worldwatch’s State of the World since 1989.

Before joining Worldwatch in 1987, he was a Corliss Lamont Fellow in Economic Conversion at Columbia University (1986-87) and a Research Associate at the World Policy Institute in New York City (1984-86).

Mr. Renner is also the author of Fighting for Survival: Environmental Decline, Social Conflict, And the New Age of Insecurity (W.W. Norton, 1996).

Mr. Renner’s articles have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, Le Monde Diplomatique, El Pais, and Frankfurter Rundschau.

He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he received a master’s degree in international relations.

Articles by Michael Renner

Toward a Green Deal for Transportation

How can a financial bailout put the United States on the path to a more sustainable future?

December 4, 2008

Iraq and the Oil Connection

What demonstrates that oil is the focus of U.S. foreign policy?

December 18, 2002