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Researcher lectures on alternative fuels and cars of the future

March 1, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- An expert on environmentally friendly automobiles will talk about future car technologies when he visits the Western Michigan University campus Wednesday, March 12.

Dr. Lester Lave, professor of economics and finance at Carnegie-Mellon University, will present "Automobiles in 2020: Alternative Fuels and Propulsion Systems," at 3 p.m. in Room 3508 of Knauss Hall.

Lave's research has focused on health, safety and environmental issues related to air pollution, and estimating the benefits and costs of automobile safety standards. He is also director of Carnegie-Mellon University's campuswide Green Design Initiative and co-director of the Carnegie-Mellon Electricity Industry Center.

The lecture is part of the Werner Sichel Lecture-Seminar Series, which is sponsored by the Department of Economics. The event is free and open to the public.

Media contact: Matt Gerard, 269 387-8400, matthew.gerard@wmich.edu

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