UMass Amherst Wind Energy Expert to Discuss Upcoming UN Climate Conference

James Manwell
James Manwell

GREENFIELD, Mass. – James Manwell, director of the Wind Energy Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will participate in a discussion on the upcoming UN Climate Conference on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield.

The event, which will explore opportunities for action with regards to the UN conference, is presented by Greening Greenfield and co-sponsored by All Souls Church.

“We wanted our efforts to foster discussion and commitment locally and have as much impact on the Paris conference as possible,” said Nancy Hazard of Greening Greenfield.

Manwell, who will speak about the power of offshore wind, will be joined by experts in solar technology, energy conservation, agriculture and green finance. Bill Gran, retired adjunct professor in environmental studies at Greenfield Community College, will kick off the evening with an overview of the climate change challenge, the need for action and the role that the UN Climate Conference in Paris will play.

Greening Greenfield is a group of concerned citizens using “greening” as the economic and inspirational guiding force to build a more Sustainable Greenfield and beyond.