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LightWorks Event: Can Supply Chains Save the World?

Join us for a free lecture with Robin Barr to discuss how The Forest Trust (TFT) has been working with international companies on how to use their supply chains to drive solutions to issues such as illegal logging, deforestation, land-grabbing, forced labor and others. The lecture will take place on September 14, 2015 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Wrigley Hall, Room 481 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. view here

AzCATI's Peter Lammers to lead algae wastewater project

AzCATI's Peter Lammers is leading a pilot project using algae to clean up wastewater and generate energy in Las Curces, New Mexico. In a recent article by the Guardian, Lammers work with building energy-positive wastewater treament to slow environmental degradation was highlighted. The article also announced that Lammers will be working on a similar project which will start up in Phoenix, Arizona this year. view here

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

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