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Dwayne Breger, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, will speak on “George Bush and the Kyoto Accords,” noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall.

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch may be brought or purchased for $3.

The talk will center on the role of the U.S. in climate change negotiations. President George Bush has rejected the Kyoto treaty, citing what he believes are unfair differences in standards between developing and developed nations, and the negative economic effects that might be caused by provisions such as mandatory limits on carbon dioxide emissions from businesses.

Breger’s academic specialties include engineering policy, which he incorporates into courses such as Seminar in Engineering Policy, Engineering and Public Policy, and Engineering Professionalism and Ethics. His environmental interests include the importance of energy in the global economy and its impacts on the environment; development of renewable energy technologies; development and evaluation of policies that stimulate a transition towards sustainable energy resources; and solar thermal energy systems for water and building heating and industrial process heat.

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