Spotlight Archive

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.