The Energy Recovery Council mourns the passing of Jack Lauber, who worked closely with Energy Recovery Council members and Columbia University over the years. Jack originally became involved with waste-to-energy decades ago while serving as a regulatory official with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. After retiring from that post, he became a consultant and most recently, was affiliated with WTERT at Columbia University. Jack actively organized conference sessions on waste-to-energy at national meetings of the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA). In addition, Jack participated in formal public debates with leading waste-to-energy opponents, following his passion for educating people to the environmental advantages of waste-to-energy.