May 13: Hidden Costs of Energy with Jared Cohon and GASP

Before You Flip That Switch: The Hidden Costs of Energy. Join the Group Against Smog & Pollution for a lecture and discussion with Dr. Jared Cohon, president of Carnegie Mellon University. Last fall the National Research Council released a report analyzing the "externalities" of energy generation and use. Dr. Cohon led the effort, as chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Health, Environmental, and Other External Costs and Benefits of Energy Production and Consumption -- and will share the results with us at this special GASP event.

The study received quite a lot of media coverage, including the New York Times, Bloomberg's business news, and many newspapers deep in coal country. The full report, along with summaries and a podcast, are also online.

6 p.m. at the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park, at Henrietta & Milton Streets in Regent Square (829 Milton St., Pittsburgh 15218). Suggested donation $10, $5 for students. RSVP to by May 7.

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