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Science Mondays: Renewable Energy Justice

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker: David McDermott Hughs, Ph.D., Rutgers University

Dr. David Hughes will discuss the necessity of just and fair forms of renewable energy. Hughes, and anthropology professor at Rutgers University, is the author of “Who Owns the Wind? Climate Crisis and the Hope of Renewable Energy”. He has studied the evolution and support of wind farms in Spain. In an earlier book, “Energy Without Conscience”, he traces the continuities between slavery and oil in the Caribbean. As a public scholar, Hughes serves on the Climate Justice Task Force of the American Federation of Teachers.

The transition away from fossil fuels in not merely an engineering problem. Local resistance to wind and solar farms can be significant enough to slow or stop the energy transition altogether. We will discuss alternatives that are feasible to harvest more sunlight and breeze in more places for the benefit of more communities. This kind of renewable energy represents the fastest way to transition from oil, gas and coal.

*Doors open at 6:30pm; Lecture begins at 7:00pm

Science Mondays is a collaborative effort between the Jersey Shore Sierra Club and Brookdale Community College Science Clubs


October 23
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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