Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

4/13: Guest Lecturer David Rutledge to Address “The Coal Question,” Energy Policy and Climate Change

April 5, 2010

California Institute of Technology Professor David Rutledge will deliver a guest lecture on “Hubbert’s Peak, The Coal Question, and Climate Change” on Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. on the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ downtown campus. Professor Rutledge will discuss the varying estimates of peak coal production in the United States, and the implications of dwindling coal reserves for energy policy and climate change.

The lecture, which will take place in the Irvine Auditorium inside the McCone Building at 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception.

Professor Rutledge is the author of the upcoming book Hubbert’s Peak: The Coal Question. As a researcher at the Carnegie Mellon Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Professor Rutledge is uniquely situated to discuss both the technical and policy implications of coal consumption trends.

This talk is part of the Watson lecture series at the California Institute of Technology (CIT), and includes findings that Professor Rutledge was invited to present to the American Geophysical Union in 2008. Professor Rutledge’s presentation is designed for all audiences, regardless of technical background.

This free event is sponsored by the Monterey Institute’s Graduate School of International Policy and Management, and the Monterey Institute Student Council.

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