Wood Library Program Spotlights Renewable Energy

January 6, 2020 (Canandaigua, NY)—Wood Library continues its Hobart and William Smith Colleges Speaker Series with a lecture about renewable energy.  This special event featuring HWS Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies Thomas Drennen is scheduled for Thursday, January 23, from 7:00-8:30PM and will be held at Wood Library’s Mary P Hamlin Community Meeting Room, 134 N Main St, Canandaigua.

Professor Drennen will discuss advancements in renewable energy and battery storage, his optimism about the challenges of climate change, and developments that will reduce our dependence on carbon-based energy.  He will also offer recommendations about what people can do to reduce the threats of climate change.  Dr. Drennen has a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT and a Ph.D in Resource Economics from Cornell University.   He teaches economics and environmental science with a focus on energy issues.

This is the second in a series of talks by Hobart and William Smith Colleges Faculty at Wood Library on Sustainability.  The third HWS program, about conflicts between sustainability and consumption, is planned for Wednesday, February 12.  All programs are free and open to the public.

Wood Library is a full-service community library serving everyone who resides in the Canandaigua City School District.  Its mission is to provide exceptional public library service in a comfortable and safe environment where people can satisfy their curiosity, stimulate their imaginations, and connect to the local community and to the world.

The annual Hobart and William Smith Colleges Speaker Series offers informative lectures on topics of interest by faculty of the Colleges.

For information call 585-394-1381 or go to woodlibrary.org.