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Martin Pasqualetti

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Biography

Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability

Co-Director, Energy Policy Innovation Council 

Graduate Faculty, Global Technology and Development, CSPO  

Faculty, Barrett, The Honors College

Dr. Pasqualetti is Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, and co-director of the Energy Policy Information Council (EPIC). He was appointed by two Arizona governors to chair the Arizona Solar Energy Advisory Council, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Solar Center. He is on the Advisory Board for the FPL Energy-TCU-Oxford University Wind and Environment Research Partnership. He is Associate Editor of Environmental Sciences: Journal of Integrative Environmental Research, and is on the editorial boards of International Journal of Low Carbon TechnologiesLand Use PolicyThe Open Environmental Journal, Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering (CWEEE), Challenges in Sustainability, Current Advances in Environmental Science (CAES), and Energy Research and Social Science. 

Past recognition includes Alexander and Ilse Melamid Medal (American Geographical Society), Honors Research Professor (ASU), Environmental Educator of the Year (Association of Energy Engineers), Lifetime Achievement Award (Renewable Energy Task Force), Visiting Faculty Fellow (Barrett Honors College), Co-Curricular Professor of the Month (ASU), and was a finalist for the ASU Professor of the Year.

Dr. Pasqualetti offers several classes, including The Thread of Energy, Energy in the Global Arena, Energy and Environment, Geography of Natural Resources, Renewable Energy and Sustainability, Solar Energy Policy, and the Geography of the U.S. and Canada.

He was twice elected President of the Energy and Environment Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, and has served as advisor to the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Resources for the Future, the US Department of Energy, the US Nuclear Regulatory Council, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Arizona Energy Office.

Dr. Pasqualetti has published books on wind power, nuclear power plant decommissioning, and landscape development, as well as articles on several energy and environment topics.

He has worked in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Palestine, and the United Arab Emirates.

Education

1977 - Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
1969 - M.A., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
1967 - B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Renewable energy

Energy/water nexus

Energy landscapes

Energy and society

Energy education

Publications
  • Dean Apostol, James Palmer, Martin Pasqualetti, Richard Smardon, Robert Sullivan, (editors and contributors) The Renewable Energy Landscape: Preserving Scenic Values in our Sustainable Future. Routledge/Taylor & Francis. (in press.)
  • Majia Nadesan and Martin J. Pasqualetti. Dispossession, Justice and a Sustainable Energy Future. In Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy. Benjamin Sovacool, ed. Edward Elgar Publishing. (in press)
  • Martin J. Pasqualetti, C Scott, T Jones, L Necefer, B Colombi. A Paradox of Plenty: Renewable Energy on Navajo Nation Lands. Society and Natural Resources (in press).
  • Benjamin Sovacool; Sarah Ryan; Paul C Stern; Katy Janda; Gene Rochlin; Daniel Spreng; Martin J Pasqualetti; Harold Wilhite; Loren Lutzenhiser. Integrating Social Science in Energy Research. Energy Research & Social Science Volume 6, March 2015, Pages 95–99
  • Martin J. Pasqualetti. Cities as the Mirror of Energy. Sustainability for the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs and Policies (2015).
  • Benjamin Sovacool; Sarah Ryan; Paul C Stern; Katy Janda; Gene Rochlin; Daniel Spreng; Martin J Pasqualetti; Harold Wilhite; Loren Lutzenhiser. Integrating Social Science in Energy Research. Energy Research & Social Science (2015).
  • Nadia Madden and Martin J. Pasqualetti. Renewable Energy and Water. Climate, Energy, and Water: Managing the Holy Trinity (2015).
  • B. Frantál, Martin J. Pasqualetti, and D. van der Horst. New trends and challenges for energy geographies. Moravian Geographical Reports, (2014).
  • Martin J. Pasqualetti and Marilyn A. Brown. Ancient discipline, modern concern: Geographers in the field of energy and society. Energy Research & Social Science (2014).
  • Scott Kelley and Martin J. Pasqualetti. Virtual Water from a Vanishing River. Journal – American Water Works Association (2013).
  • Martin J. Pasqualetti. Reading the Changing Energy Landscape. Sustainable Energy Landscapes: Designing, Planning, and Development (2013).
  • Solomon, B.D. and Martin J. Pasqualetti. History of Energy in Geographic Thought. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (2013).
  • Michael C. Slattery, Becky L. Johnson, Jeffrey A. Swofford, Martin J. Pasqualetti. The predominance of economic development in the support for large-scale wind farms in the U.S. Great Plains. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2012).
  • Susan Haag, M.J. Pasqualetti, and Marie Manning. Industry Perceptions of Solar Energy Policy in the American Southwest. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences (2012).
  • Martin J. Pasqualetti. Opposing Wind Energy Landscapes: A Search for Common Cause. The New Geographies of Energy: Assessment and Analysis of Critical Landscapes (2012).
  • Martin J. Pasqualetti. The Geography of Energy and the Wealth of the World. The New Geographies of Energy: Assessment and Analysis of Critical Landscapes (2012).
  • Martin J. Pasqualetti. The Misdirected Opposition to Wind Power. Learning from Wind Power: Governance, Societal and Policy Perspectives on Sustainable Energy (2012).
  • Martin J. Pasqualetti. The Water Bargain of Solar and Wind Energy. The Water-Energy Nexus in the Western United States (2012).
  • M.J. Pasqualetti. Opposing Wind Energy Landscapes: A Search for Common Cause. Annals of Association of American Geographers (2011).
  • M.J. Pasqualetti. Social Barriers to Renewable Energy Landscapes. The Geographical Review (2011).
  • M.J. Pasqualetti. The Geography of Energy and the Wealth of the World. Annals of the Association of American Geographers (2011).
  • M.J. Pasqualetti and Susan Haag. A Solar Economy in the American Southwest: Critical Next Steps. Energy Policy (2011).
  • M.J. Pasqualetti. The Competing Dimensions of Energy Security. The Routledge Energy Security Handbook (2011).
  • M.J. Pasqualetti. The Next Generation of Energy Landscapes. Engineering Earth (2011).
  • M.J. Pasqualetti. The Water Bargain of Solar and Wind Energy. The Water-Energy Nexus in the Western United States (2011).
  • M.J. Pasqualetti and Cynthia Schwartz. Siting Solar Power in Arizona: A Public Value Failure?. Renewable Energy and the Public: From NIMBY to Participation (2011).
  • Christopher Scott and M.J. Pasqualetti. Energy and Water Resources Scarcity: Critical Infrastructure for Growth and Economic Development in Arizona and Sonora. Natural Resources Journal (2010).
  • M.J. Pasqualetti, R.C. Boscamp and M. Talbert. The Silver Bullet Myth of Sustainable Energy Savings. The Electricity Journal (2010).
  • . . Review of: A Love of the Land: Selected Writings of John Fraser Hart (2010).
  • M.J. Pasqualetti. Energy Photos. (2010).
  • Pasqualetti, M.J. Bombast: Spinning Atoms in the Desert. (2010).
  • Martin J. Pasqualetti. The Alberta Oil Sands from Both Sides of the Border. Geographical Review (2009).
  • Martin Pasqualetti. Energy Landscapes and the Growth of Arizona. Building to Endure: Design Lessons of Arid Lands (2009).
  • Martin Pasqualetti. The Water Costs of Electricity in Arizona. Arizona Water Institute (2008).
  • Martin Pasqualetti, Scott Kelley. The Water Costs of Electricity in Arizona: A White Paper. Arizona Water Institute - Project Fact Sheet (2008).
  • . . Review of: Energy and American Society – Thirteen Myths (2008).
  • . . Review of: Energy Metropolis: An Environmental History of Houston and the Gulf Coast (2008).
  • . . Review of: Wind Power in Europe: Politics, Business and Society (2008).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin J. Landscapes of Energy Consumption and Energy Supply. The Use of Arizona's Land in Times of Burgeoning Growth, 91st Arizona Town Hall (2007).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin J. Landscapes of Energy Consumption and Energy Supply. The Use of Arizona's Land in Times of Burgeoning Growth, 91st Arizona Town Hall (2007).
  • . . Review of: Children of the Sun: A History of Humanity's Unappeasable Appetite for Energy (2006).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin J, Righter, Robert, Gipe, Paul. History of Wind Energy. Encyclopedia of Energy (2004).
  • Solomon, Barry D, Pasqualetti, Martin J. History of Energy in Geographic Thought. Encyclopedia of Energy (2004).
  • Martin Pasqualetti. Wind Power: Obstacles and Opportunities. Environment (2004).
  • . . Trade, Energy, and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for the Border Region, Now and in 2020: Energy and Environment at the US-Mexican Border (2003).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin J, Gipe, Paul, Righter, Robert. Wind Power in View: Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World. (2002).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin J (Author) . Accommodating Wind Power in a Hostile Landscape. Wind Power in View: Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World (2002).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin J (Author) . Wind Power in View. Renewable Energy: Trends and Prospects (2002).
  • Martin Pasqualetti. Morality, Space, and the Power of Wind-Energy Landscapes. The Geographical Review (2001).
  • Martin Pasqualetti. Wind Energy Landscapes: Society and Technology in the California Desert. Society and Natural Resources (2001).
  • . . Review of: The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity (2001).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin J (Author) . The History of Energy Landscapes. Think Global (2001).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin J (Author) . Wind Power: Where Will it Grow?. Technology, Humans, and Society: Toward a Sustainable World (2001).
Research Activity
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GCU 364Energy in the Global Arena
SEC 598Special Topics
GCU 598Special Topics
SOS 790Reading and Conference
PUP 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 171The Thread of Energy
GCU 171The Thread of Energy
GCU 492Honors Directed Study
GCU 591Seminar
SOS 790Reading and Conference
PUP 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GCU 364Energy in the Global Arena
GPH 405Energy and Environment
GCU 598Special Topics
SOS 790Reading and Conference
PUP 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GCU 171The Thread of Energy
SOS 171The Thread of Energy
GCU 591Seminar
GCU 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GCU 171The Thread of Energy
SOS 171The Thread of Energy
GCU 591Seminar
GCU 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GCU 364Energy in the Global Arena
GPH 405Energy and Environment
SOS 493Honors Thesis
GCU 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GCU 171The Thread of Energy
SOS 171The Thread of Energy
GCU 322Geography of U.S. and Canada
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GCU 364Energy in the Global Arena
GPH 405Energy and Environment
SOS 492Honors Directed Study
GPH 598Special Topics
GCU 598Special Topics
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
GCU 194Special Topics
GCU 322Geography of U.S. and Canada
Presentations
  • M.J. Pasqualetti. U.S. – Mexico Transboundary Perspectives. NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY–WATER NEXUS ROUNDTABLE (Apr 2011).
  • M.J. Pasqualetti. Energy Transitions: "Sputtering Global Attempts at Alternatives. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Environmental History (Apr 2011).
  • M.J. Pasqualetti. The Energy/Water Nexus in Arizona and Sonora. The Water-Energy Conundrum: Water Constraints on New Energy Development in the Southwest. University of New Mexico School of Law Symposium on Water and Energy in the West (Mar 2010).
  • Martin Pasqualetti. Social Factors in Wind Energy. State of the Art in Wind Siting for the National Wind Collaborating Collaborative (Oct 2009).
  • Martin Pasqualetti. Expert's Panel on the water/energy nexus. Arizona Investment Council (Aug 2009).
  • Martin Pasqualetti. The embedded water costs of power. Arizona Water Reuse Conference (Jul 2009).
  • Martin Pasqualetti. The energy/water nexus in the southwestern United States. Association of American Geographers (Mar 2009).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. "The Water/Energy Nexus: What it Suggests for Renewable Energy, Energy Trading, and Power Plant Technology". 2nd Annual Kansas Water Issues Forum, Wichita, KS (Dec 2008).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Social Barriers to Renewable Energy. Arizona Institute for Renewable Energy (Nov 2008).
  • Martin Pasqualetti. "The Water/Energy Nexus: What it Suggests for Renewable Energy, Energy Trading, and Power Plant Technology". 2nd Annual Kansas Water Issues Forum, Hays, KS (Nov 2008).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Weighing Resource Development: The Alberta Oil Sands from Both Sides of the Border. Canada-U.S. Relations in Transition: The U.S. Elections and Future Prospects (Oct 2008).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. The Water Costs of Arizona Electricity: Findings and Implications. Green Summit (Sep 2008).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. "Water and Renewable Energy with Rapid Growth in the Arizona-Sonora Region". Arizona-Mexico Commission (Jun 2008).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. The Alberta Oil Sands from Both Sides of the Border. NNASC Annual Policy Conference - North American Issues: Designing Institutions, Choosing Policies (Mar 2008).
  • Martin Pasqualetti. Water and Renewable Energy and the U.S./Mexico Border. Binational Institute for Water and Renewable Energy (Feb 2008).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. The Problems and Promises of Solar Energy. Cafe Scientifique (Oct 2007).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. The Status, Promise and Problems of North American Wind Energy. City of Scottsdale Solar Energy Series (Sep 2007).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Solar Energy. Alternative Energy Expo 2007 (Sep 2007).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. The Water Costs of Arizona Electricity. Annual Meeting of the Arizona Hydrological Society (Aug 2007).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Wind Power in North America: Status, Problems and Solutions. Conference of The North American Institute (May 2007).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin, Lopez, Barry. Special Session on the book Common Ground. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Apr 2007).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Energy Landscapes of the Southwest. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Apr 2007).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Oil Sands of North America. Renewable Enegy Task Force (Apr 2007).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Wind Power Status, Problems, Solutions. Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America. Thirteenth Regular Session (Jun 2006).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Environmental Quality and Economic Development: Getting to the Promised Land. 39th Annual Arizona Economic Development Course (Jan 2006).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Renewable Energy Promises and Problems. Illinois Renewable Energy Fair (Aug 2005).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Solar Energy in Arizona. Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Denver (Apr 2005).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Arizona Solar Legislation Update. Sustainable Technologies-Alternative Energy, Arizona Scottsdale Network Air Park Energy Event (Apr 2004).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Wind Energy Landscapes and the Challenges they Face. Marisco Foundation Lecture (Apr 2004).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Wind Energy. SOLFEST (Mar 2004).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Arizona's Renewable Energy Options. 2004 Energy Management Conference (Mar 2004).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Alternative Energy Supplies in the Intermountain West: Problems and Promises. Aannual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New Orleans (Mar 2004).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Renewable Energy in Arizona. Alliance for Construction Excellence (Feb 2004).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Land, Space, and Energy in the American West. What Every Westerner Should Know. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (Jun 2002).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. The Geography of Energy at the US/Mexico Border. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles (Mar 2002).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Solar Energy in Arizona. Annual meeting of the of the Association American Geographers, New York (Mar 2001).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Landscapes of Power. The Year 2000 Art and the Landscape Symposium, City Scape-Land Shape, Windermere, England (Sep 2000).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Getting to the Promised Land: Environmental Qualit and Economic Development. Economic Development Conference
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Visual Impacts Overview. NWCC Technical Considerations in Siting Wind Developments, Washington, D.C
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Western Perspective to Wind Energy Impacts. National Wind Coordinating Committee, Technical Considerations in Siting Wind Energy
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Western U.S. Perspective to the Visual Impacts of Wind Power. Technical Siting Commitee of the National Wind Coordinating Committee
  • Pasqualetti, Martin. Energy and the Environment. Spirit of the Senses, Phoenix
Honors / Awards

2015 - Alexander and Ilse Melamid Medal, American Geographical Society

2008-2009 - Visiting Honors Faculty Fellow, Barrett Honors College

2006 - Lifetime Achievement Award. Renewable Energy Task Force, Alliance for Construction Excellence, Arizona State University

2004 - Visiting Scholar, Marisco Foundation, University of Denver

2004 - Featured Faculty of the Month, Co-Curricular Program, ASU

2002-present - Who's Who in America

1993 - Environmental Educator of the Year, Association of Energy Engineers

1983 - Arizona State University Honors Research Professor

Service
  • U.S. National Academy of Science’s (NAS) Geographical Sciences Committee (GSC)
  • ASU representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • External Advisory Board - NSF EPSCoR project: The Solar Energy/Water/Environment Nexus in Nevada. (UNLV)
  • Founding Member, Board of Directors, Arizona Solar Center
  • Editorial Boards:
  • Energy MetaPlan Planning Committee, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Oxford/TCU/NextEra Wind Advisory Board, Member (2008 - Present)
  • North American Center for Transborder Studies, Faculty Advisory Council (2008 - Present)
  • Sustainability Policy Development Group, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Students for Sustainability, Faculty Advisory (2007 - Present)
  • THE OPEN ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNAL, Editorial Board, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Society and Natural Resources, Manuscript reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Association of American Geographers, "Ask a Geographer" for energy (2005 - Present)
  • National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, Associate Member (2005 - Present)
  • Graduate Faculty, MA Program in Global Technology and Development., Member (2005 - Present)
  • ASU Energy Conservation Committee, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Environmental Sciences, Reviewer (2003 - Present)
  • Environmental Sciences: Journal of Integrative Environmental Research, Associate Editor (2003 - Present)
  • International Journal of Sustainable Energy Technologies (IJSET), Editorial Board (2003 - Present)
  • ASU Sustainability Operations Committee, Member (2003 - Present)
  • GeoPowering the West (U.S. Department of Energy), member (2002 - Present)
  • WindPowering America program (U.S. Deparatment of Energy), Member (2002 - Present)
  • Arizona Solar Center, Board of Directors (2000 - Present)
  • Board of Directors, Arizona Solar Center, Member (2000 - Present)
  • Graduate Faculty, MA Program in Global Technology and Development. ASU East, Faculty (1999 - Present)
  • Library representative, Liaison (1995 - Present)
  • Association of American Geographers, Chair, Awards Committee for Enegy and Environment Specialty Group (1995 - Present)
  • Land Use Policy, Editorial Board (1992 - Present)
  • Association of American Geographers - Energy and Environment Specialty Group, Chair, Awards Committee (1990 - Present)
  • Association of American Geographers, Member, Meridian Award Committee (2010 - 2013)
  • Research Examination Committee, Member (2009 - 2012)
  • APS Deliberative Polling Project, Advisor (2010 - 2011)
  • Faculty Senate review panel, member (2010 - 2010)
  • Students for Sustainability, Faculty Advisory (2007 - 2010)
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Proposal Evaluator (2010 - 2010)
  • Tempe Garden club, Speaker (2010 - 2010)
  • ASURetirees Association, Speaker (2010 - 2010)
  • Global Institute of Sustainability, Speaker (2009 - 2009)
  • Research Examination Committee, Chair (2008 - 2008)
  • Personnel Committee, chair (2006 - 2008)
  • National Geographic Society, Proposal reviewer (2008)
  • National Science Foundation, Proposal Reviewer (2008)
  • Arizona Institute for Renewable Energy, Planning Committee (2008 - 2008)
  • Solar Energy Advisory Council, Chairman (2005 - 2008)
  • Arizona Solar Energy Association, Presenter (2007 - 2007)
  • Cafe Scientifique, Presenter (2007 - 2007)
  • Environmental Sciences: Journal of Integrative Environmental Research, Manuscript reviewer (2006 - 2007)
  • Journal of Urban Technology, Manuscript reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Wise Guys II (group of informed and influential community citizens), Invited Guest and lecturer (2005 - 2006)
  • Sustainable Energy Network, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • University Sustainabile Operations Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Solar Energy Advisory Council, Chair (2002 - 2006)
  • Arizona Solar Energy Advisory Council, Member (1997 - 2006)
  • Education for Sustainability Western Network, Steering Committee Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Arizona Solar Energy Advisory Council, Chair (2002 - 2006)
  • Great Plains Quarterly, Manuscript Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • CLAS Curriculum Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Sustainable Technologies Committee, Member (2003 - 2005)
  • Energy Economics, Manuscript reviewer (2005)
  • Geographical Review, Manuscript reviewer (2005)
  • Land Use Policy, Manuscript Reviewer (2005)
  • Macmillan Publishers Limited, Book proposal reviewer on energy, climate change and environmental policy (2005)
  • Society and Natural Resources, Manuscript reviewer (2005)
  • President's Community Enrichment Programs (ASU), Instructor (2005 - 2005)
  • CLAS Curriculum Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • ASU Solar Committee, Organizer (2005 - 2005)
  • Arizona Board on Geographic and Historic Names, Member (2002 - 2004)
  • Graduate Committee, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Forum, Co-Director (2002 - 2002)
  • Personnel Committee, Chair (1999 - 2001)
  • City of Tempe Board of Adjustment, Mayor appointee (1996 - 2001)
  • Tempe Board of Adjustment, Member (1996 - 2001)
  • Graduating Recruiting Committee, Chair (1999 - 2000)
  • Association of American Geogaphers, Specialty Group Awards Committee, Chair (1990 - 1991)
  • Rural/Geneva Neighborhood Association, President (1983 - 1984)