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.
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 .