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CSPO, LightWorks Lecture on Nuclear Energy in India

Nuclear power has long been the object of wide-ranging activism and protest in Western nations. Using the history of anti-nuclear opposition in India from the 1970s to post-Fukushima to explore the role of science in democracy, Monamie Bhadra, PhD student at the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), will show why democratization of nuclear power has not followed a similar trajectory. The lecture takes place on Monday, February 23, 2015. view here

Potential efficiency measures in EPA's CPP

We are continuing our feature blog series with The Energy Policy Innovation Council (EPIC) on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. EPIC's Jeffrey Swofford outlines several potential energy efficiency measures that Arizona can include in its Clean Power Plan (CPP) state plan to ensure that energy efficiency makes significant contributions to the state’s emissions reduction target. view here

Carbon capture research is awarded DOE grant

Thanks to a $2.9 million Department of Energy grant, the ASU will develop an efficient and cost-effective carbon capture technology using an innovative electrochemical technique to separate carbon dioxide from other emissions originating from power plants. view here

Energy Policy Innovation Council launches AZ Clean Energy Online Forum

In response to the EPA’s recently proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP), Gary Dirks, director of LightWorks and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, announced the launch of the Arizona Clean Energy Online Forum. The forum aims to further data-rich discussions in order to dispel misconceptions and provide stakeholders and decision makers with the information they need to make wise choices in face of the suite of CPP regulations. view here

USDA Secretary visits ASU, talks biofuel

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack noted the importance of developing a deeper understanding of agriculture's role in the future of energy, innovation and economic growth during his talk on September 4, 2014 at Arizona State University. Secretary Vilsack expressed the need to reduce U.S. reliance on fossil fuels and further research and development of biofuels and other renewable energies. The lecture was a part of the Sustainability Series at ASU's Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability . view here

ASU continues to shape Arizona's energy future

Arizona State University has long taken action in shaping Arizona’s energy future. In the next iteration of this endeavor, Gary Dirks, director of LightWorks, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) at Arizona State University, has been named a member of the Governor’s State Energy Advisory Board. view here

When Donor Driven Programs Work

Next week the White House will host the first Africa Leaders' Summit. The summit will focus on expanding U.S. support for Africa's democratic development and solidify America's commitment to the African people. The summit is a good opportunity for U.S. government aid agencies like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to integrate new innovative solutions to water, energy, transportation and livelihood issues into their foreign aid programs. view here

ATP3 workshops highlighted

The Algae Testbed Public Private Partnership (ATP3) was recently highlighted in an Algae Industry Magazine article for their series of specialized industry workshops. The ATP3 workshops welcome professionals, students and other interested individuals to learn about an array of algae-related topics by hands-on activities that links theory to practice. The workshops are organized to provide educational, training, and networking opportunities to push the algae industry forward. view here

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