Faculty member to discuss renewable energy in Africa

Erik Nordman, second from right, with environmental studies students during a visit to east Kenya.
Erik Nordman, second from right, with environmental studies students during a visit to east Kenya.
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The challenges and opportunities associated with renewable energy investment in Africa will be discussed at an Energy Climate Speaker Series event February 11.

Erik Nordman, professor of natural resources management at Grand Valley, will give a presentation, “Africa! The Next Renewable Energy Frontier,” at noon at the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center in Muskegon and at 6:30 p.m. at the L. William Seidman Center in Grand Rapids.

In 2012, Nordman was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct renewable energy research at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. A New York native, he has a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate in biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse.

The final event in the four-part series, hosted by MAREC, will take place on March 11. Kim Walton, program director for MAREC, will discuss global sustainable energy goals.

For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/marec.