Junior Courtney Payne invited a panel of experts to campus last week to weigh in on the future of cars. This future, they all agreed, would have to be one in which a variety of fuels were available on the market.
The three guests came at the issue from different sectors. Ben Burke ’99 is a geologist with Noble Energy, Inc., a natural gas company in Denver, Colo. Tom Twist is the sustainability officer for the Chewonki Foundation, an educational nonprofit with an environmental focus, based in Wiscasset, Maine. And Mark Rosenblatt is the advisor and founder of several organizations that are trying to open the transportation market to competitive fuels.
With several other like-minded students (including Anna Hall ’15, Margaret Lindeman ’15 and Alithea McFarlane ’14), Payne is actively trying to ”bring the environmental discussion to a broad group of students,” she said. The subject of cars has a broad appeal because we all need to get to places, and we all mostly use cars to do so. Read the full story.