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Climate Change Think Tank Gains Esteemed National and State Government Speakers

Posted May 20, 2008 by

CLIMATE CHANGE THINK TANK GAINS ESTEEMED NATIONAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT SPEAKERS: Top State Official to Outline Patrick Administration “Clean Energy” Initiatives

Amherst, Mass. – 5/13/08: David Cash, Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), and Paul R. Brubaker, Administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), have joined the roster of esteemed government, academic and business leaders speaking at the Climate Change Transport Think Tank on May 29 and 30, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Quixote Traffic, one of the largest traffic technology companies in the world, has generously agreed to sponsor the conference along with UMass departments and H3B Media, publisher of THINKING HIGHWAYS.

Cash, an aide to Secretary Ian Bowles, plans to outline some of the Patrick Administration’s “clean energy initiatives” as they relate to climate change and transportation, as well as discussing the role of state and federal interactions that relate to mitigating this problem.

And Brubaker will offer some introductory remarks and introduce Congressman John Olver, the keynote speaker, at lunch on May 29.  He is a major figure in the realm of transport technology research. The Think Tank has also gained speakers from the UMass Amherst College of Engineering and the regional Pioneer Valley Planning commission, based in West Springfield, Mass.

This program will address transportations apparent negative impact on our climate; the ways that climate change, in turn, poses serious problems for transportation infrastructure, particularly along coastal roadways, and the possible solutions.  Objectives, a complete speaker list and program registration information and sponsorship materials are posted at (www.h3bmedia.com/events.cfm) and  http://www.ecs.umass.edu/umtc/news.shtml. Attendees are starting to register, and they are coming from throughout New England and from varied fields. There will be a strong audience of professionals. Please alert readers that those planning to attend can feel free to email Kris Stetson (stetson@ecs.umass.edu) and let her know their name/contact information. They can follow with a check or registration form in the mail, or do that on the day.

Best,

Amy Zuckerman
Associate Editor, Thinking Highways North America
Think Tank Coordinator, H3B Media
az@a-zinternational.com
413-253-4124

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