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    Panel Event: Discussing Climate Fiction

    On April 2, the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative will be hosting a panel event on Cli-Fi with fellow LightWorks members Sydney Lines, Clark Miller, and Joni Adamson.

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    Energy in 19th Century Literature

    On April 5, 2015, Kent Linthicum, PhD Candidate in Literature at ASU, will present a talk focusing on how the modern conception of energy started in the 19th century.

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    AZSEC Conference: April 20th & 21st

    The conference takes place April 20-21, 2015 in Tucson, AZ. If you are interested in participating in the conference, submissions of poster abstracts should be sent no later than March 31.

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    Women in Algae

    ATP3 kicks off the first installment of their written series on diversity by featuring a discussion on women in ‪algae‬ by highlighting ATP3 female scientists.

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    Emerge 2015: Artists + Scientists

    Arizona State University’s Emerge 2015 showcased radically new visions of the future on Friday, March 6, at the university’s SkySong Innovation Center in Scottsdale. Read our follow up blog on the event.

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    Potential Efficiency Measures for AZ

    Energy Policy Innovation Council (EPIC)'s Jeffrey Swofford outlines several potential energy efficiency measures that Arizona can include in its Clean Power Plan (CPP) state plan.

Energy Solutions

AzCATI

The Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation partners with the rapidly growing algae industry to propel Arizona into the forefront of innovation in biofuels and bio-product research and development.

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Utility of the Future Center

Arizona State University is in a unique position to launch the nation’s first Utility of the Future Center designed to assist utilities, regulators and consumers in making the move to a clean energy future.

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QESST Center

QESST uses quantum mechanics to solve challenges to harnessing solar power in economically viable and sustainable ways.

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Arizona Solar Summit

The Arizona Solar Summit seeks to position Arizona as the global leader in solar energy through world-class market, industry, policy, and research capabilities.

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LightSpeed Solutions

LightSpeed Solutions is a collaborative effort among multiple institutions to develop energy systems that use sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to produce sustainable, scalable, and infrastructure-compatible liquid hydrocarbon fuels.

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Sustainable Algal Biofuels Consortium

The primary objective is to evaluate biochemical (enzymatic) conversion as a potentially viable strategy for converting algal biomass into lipid-based and carbohydrate-based biofuels. Secondary objective is to test the acceptability of algal biofuels as replacements for petroleum-based fuels.

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Solar Electric

A major societal challenge is to generate electricity with minimal environmental impact. One way to do this is by using the power of the sun. ASU is working to provide efficient, low-cost, and scalable solar electric systems.

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Social Sciences

Critical facets of energy system change are not amenable to research in the natural sciences and engineering, requiring instead social science and humanistic approaches; therefore ASU is launching a new initiative to support social and humanistic studies of energy change.

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Solar to Fuels

Solar panels can produce electricity from sunlight, but what about the liquid fuels that power our vehicles? ASU scientists are working to create renewable transportation fuels from sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water.

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Algae / Cyanobacteria

Photosynthetic microorganisms are outstanding candidates for producing biofuels because they are more efficient at capturing sunlight energy than terrestrial plants, can achieve very high concentrations of oily components within their cells, and can operate without large consumptions of water and nutrients.

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Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is currently the least costly energy opportunity in our economy. ASU is working toward a cultural transformation where society has the knowledge and tools to make energy efficiency a consideration in everything it does.

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Arizona's Energy Future

Many people see energy as a technical challenge, but it is not–it is a social, policy, and business opportunity with significant technical dimensions. ASU already envisions energy in these larger terms. We are defining ourselves as a global leader in this critical field.

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Energy Education

U.S. educational institutions have helped our country be a world leader for well over 100 years. Yet, now, as ASU President Michael Crow has consistently argued in his vision for ASU as a New American University, our educational institutions must change if the U.S. is to meet the energy challenges of the 21st century.

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Partnering with Industry

ASU has a compelling opportunity to partner with energy industry leaders to advance the industry, create an energy ecosystem with widespread benefits to all participants, and quickly commercialize the resulting technology.

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Policy Engagement

Energy policy outcomes develop explicit links between advanced technologies; conservation and sustainable buildings; and underlying economic, social, and cultural behavior. ASU is using system dynamics and agent-based approaches to develop both micro- and macro-scale energy outcome models.

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