WHAT: Film Screening of The Last Mountain, a documentary focusing on coal mining and burning in the U.S. which highlights a West Virginia community proposing a utility-scale (328MW) wind farm on a nearby mountain range which is slated for dismantling via mountaintop removal strip-mining. The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and features environmental attorney Bobby Kennedy, Jr. It was theatrically released nationwide and won the International Documentary Association’s Pare Lorentz award which recognizes films that demonstrate exemplary filmmaking while focusing on the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all and the illumination of pressing social problems.
WHO: Eric Grunebaum, produced The Last Mountain, and is a business development consultant to clean energy and resource efficiency companies, projects and incubators. Prior to his work in clean energy and impact investment, Mr. Grunebaum wrote, produced and directed documentary films and multimedia for museums for 25 years.
**** This event is in conjunction with the course PPUA 5264 Renewable Energy Transitions: Technology, Policy and Social Change.