Morgan to Speak at National Environmental Conference; Cited in Post-Gazette on Electronic Interference in Air Travel


April 15, 2003

M. Granger Morgan, Lord Professor of Engineering and Public Policy, John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, and Electrical and Computer Engineering; Department Head of Engineering and Public Policy, is scheduled to speak at a national environmental conference at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wis. Hosted by Alliant Energy, a Fortune 1000 company based in Madison, Wis., the event will bring together recognized leaders from the environmental, corporate, governmental and academic arenas to discuss practical steps that will begin to limit the impacts that global climate change is starting to have on the environment, according to Erroll B. Davis Jr., president, chairman, CEO of Alliant Energy and board chairman of Carnegie Mellon's board of trustees.

Morgan's presentation, "Policy Options for Dealing with Global Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change," will summarize the current state of efforts to control the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

Morgan said that "while serious federal policy to control greenhouse emissions is not likely during the current administration, there is a great deal of action already under way at the state and regional level." Morgan will review a number of technologies that can help in this effort and will conclude his remarks by challenging the electric power industry to consider becoming proactive.

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