[act-ma] 11/29 Decolonizing Puerto Rico’s Energy: The Renewable Revolution

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Nov 25 09:00:16 PST 2018

As Puerto Rico seeks to recover from Hurricane Maria, major decisions 
are being made about the island’s future. Will global corporations 
impose the same old model or will grassroots sustainable alternatives 
win the day? What are the implications elsewhere?

Following a showing of Naomi Klein’s short film, The Battle for 
Paradise: Naomi Klein Reports from Puerto Rico, which lays out the 
challenges Puerto Rico faces, Sajed Kamal will share ideas and examples 
of successful efforts to make the shift to renewables. Dr. Kamal, who 
has taught in the Sustainable International Development department at 
Brandeis for 20 years, has developed exciting renewable energy projects 
in the United States, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Armenia, El Salvador and 

His books include The Renewable Revolution: How We Can Fight Climate 
Change, Prevent Energy Wars, Revitalize the Economy and Transition to a 
Sustainable Future, which Bill McKibben endorsed as “Kamal is the 
navigator we need to sail with confidence into this new century.”

Join us for this important discussion.

Light refreshments

Cambridge Public Library - Central Square Branch 

45 Pearl St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Thurs. Nov. 29th
6:30 to 8:30 PM


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