Alfred Cavallo

Cavallo is an energy consultant based in Princeton, New Jersey, and formerly was a physicist with the US Department of Homeland Security. He worked on nuclear fusion experiments at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Munich, and the French Atomic Energy Commission in Paris. He later moved to the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University, working on indoor air quality and wind-utility system integration issues, including the analysis of compressed-air energy storage systems for intermittent wind power. In an attempt to understand how renewable energy can compete with fossil fuels, he became interested in resource limitations on petroleum and natural gas—and how those constraints affect US national security.