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CMU professor speaks to Senate, spreads influence

On Feb. 10, a professor of economics and finance and of engineering and public policy, Lester B. Lave, testified at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in Washington, D.C. Lave primarily discussed the importance of reducing carbon dioxide emissions during the generation of electricity. He also suggested that the committee allow alternative technologies to compete in order to achieve a reduction in carbon dioxide levels and also to improve the overall quality of the environment.

We think it’s great that Carnegie Mellon’s voice is being heard outside of our campus community and that the university is contributing in some way to the policies that the government makes.

Lave’s contribution at the hearing was not only important in terms of developing sustainable technology, but also served as a token of pride for the entire campus community. This shows that Carnegie Mellon is now fighting on a national level for ideals that we already uphold on our own campus.