The Arizona Solar Summit IV featured the first public unveiling of the state’s new master energy plan, emPOWER Arizona: Executive Energy Assessment and Pathways. Governor Jan Brewer signed the executive order on February 18, making it the state’s first comprehensive energy plan in 20 years. The Arizona Solar Summit was hosted by ASU LightWorks, ASU SkySong, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and was sponsored by NRG.
Slate Magazine recently published an article covering the “Rescuing Climate Policy” panel held at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University on Feb. 5. The panel discussed opportunities to push renewable energy policy forward in order to combat climate change. ASU LightWorks Director Gary Dirks was a panelist and commented that the era of low-cost fossil fuels is reaching its end.