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Martin Pasqualetti

Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Biography

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). His general research interests encompass three areas of emphasis: energy and society, energy and land use, and renewable energy development.  His current research concentrates on the social acceptance of renewable energy landscapes and recycling of energy landscapes. He has served two Arizona governors as chair of the Arizona Solar Energy Advisory Council, and he was as founding member of the Arizona Solar Center. He serves on 10 editorial boards, including Energy Research & Social Science.  Past recognition includes the 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).  Dr. Pasqualetti offers several classes, including The Thread of Energy, Energy in the Global Arena, Energy and Environment, Solar Energy Policy, and Recycling Energy Landscapes. He was twice elected President of the Energy and Environment Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers, and he 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, renewable energy landscapes, geography of energy, nuclear power plant decommissioning, and landscape evolution, as well as several dozen articles and book chapters on energy and environment topics. He has worked in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Palestine, Oman, Israel, China, Singapore, Guyana, and the United Arab Emirates.

Fax
480-965-8313
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. 2017
  • Stefan Bouzarovski, Martin J. Pasqualetti, Vanesa Castan Broto. Eds. The Ashgate Companion to Energy Geographies. ISBN: 978-1-4724-6419-4. 421 pp. Routledge 
  • Stanislav Martinat, Josef Navratil, Jakub Trojan, Bohumil Frantal, Petr Klusacek, Martin J. Pasqualetti. Interpreting regional and local diversities of the social acceptance of agricultural AD plants in the rural space of the Moravian-Silesian Region (Czech Republic). Rend. Fis. Acc. Lincei (2017). doi:10.1007/s12210-017-0628
  • Martin J. Pasqualetti and Barry D Solomon.  IN Wind Energy in Space and Time.  Handbook on the Geographies of Energy. Barry D. Solomon and Kirby Calvert, eds. Edward Elgar, United Kingdom.
  • Martin J. Pasqualetti and Meagan Ehrlenz. Cities as the Mirror of Energy. In: Sustainability for the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs and Policies. 2nd edition. David Pijawka and Bjoern Hagan, editors, Kendall-Hunt.
  • 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. 2016
  • 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. 2016.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin J, Gipe, Paul, Righter, Robert. Wind Power in View: Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World. (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).
  • Pasqualetti, Martin J (Author) . Wind Power: Where Will it Grow?. Technology, Humans, and Society: Toward a Sustainable World (2001).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 171The Thread of Energy
GCU 171The Thread of Energy
GCU 492Honors Directed Study
GCU 591Seminar
SOS 790Reading and Conference
PUP 799Dissertation
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
Presentations

2016   

Co-organizer and panelist. Working Panel on Teaching Geography of Energy Courses (Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group, Energy and Environment Specialty Group). Annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco

Panelist. Future pathways in energy geographies: a panel discussion with past EESG Chairs. Annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco.

Public Acceptance of Wind Power (on and off shore). (Invited keynote) URI Narragansett Bay Campus next Monday, October 24th for the 15th Annual Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium, "The Social Dimensions of American Offshore Wind Energy: Toward a Research Agenda."

2015   

Recycling Energy Landscapes: Perception, Planning, Participation and Power. European Conference of the Landscape Research Group. Dresden, Germany 16 – 18 September.

2014   

Mixing Water and Energy at the US/Mexico Border. (invited). Uncommon Dialogue US-México Transboundary Water Issues. Bill Lane Center for the American West. Stanford University, June

Arizona Energy Security. Video prepared by the ASU Center for Integrated Solutions to Climate Change. (http://climate.asu.edu/projections/martin-pasqualetti/).

Keynote address, World Water Day, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. March 24. “The Water/Energy Nexus and its Relevance in Desert Environments”.

2013   

Eight lectures on renewable energy at An-Najah University, Palestine, 17-22 November. http://geoplan.asu.edu/EnergyTrainingProgramPalestine

Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy.  Invited presentation.  International Renewable Energy Agency, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., October.  

2012   

Panel discussion on the Keystone XL pipeline. Global Institute of Sustainability. Article - http://sustainability.asu.edu/news/archive/asu-experts-discuss-keystone-xl-pipeline-and-national-energy-policy.  Video - https://sustainability.asu.edu/media/video/keystone-xl-pipeline

Recycling Energy Landscapes, Institute of Geonomics, Brno, Czech Republic, August.

Social Barriers to Renewable Energy. Keynote address, Materials Research Society, San Francisco, April 9. http://vimeopro.com/materials/2012-mrs-spring-meeting/video/41356113

Solar Energy Policy and Society.  Presentation before the Prime Minister, US Ambassador and other dignitaries. As part of VOCTEC project with USAID.  Georgetown, Guyana. March 21.

The Energy Policy Innovation Council (EPIC) and its role in promoting renewable energy in Arizona.  Arizona League of Cities and Towns, Scottsdale. May

2011   

Renewable Energy and Sustainability. Invited colloquium, School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU. 

Exploring New Landscapes of Energies. From the 8th International Geographical Conference & Workshop Congeo ’2011, August 1– 5, 2011, Brno, Czech Republic. (invited).

Opposing Wind Energy Landscapes: The Search for Common Cause, Low Carbon Earth Summit, Dalian, China 22 October.

U.S. – Mexico Transboundary Perspectives. North American Energy – Water Nexus Roundtable. April 1 (invited guest speaker).

The Changing Energy Landscapes of North America. Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, Mankato (invited guest speaker).

The Changing Energy Landscapes of North America. Royal Geographical Society, London, UK (invited keynote).

2010   

Social Barriers to Renewable Energy Landscapes. Invited presentation. American Society of Landscape Architects, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Sept 10

The Embedded Water Costs of Energy: Its effects on Renewable Energy and Policy. Luncheon keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting, Environmental Professionals of Arizona on January 27, Scottsdale, AZ (invited).

Two Solar Threats. Arizona Solar Center Meet-up Group. Global Institute of Sustainability. January 28  (invited) http://www.meetup.com/az-solar-center/

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, Albuquerque, NM, March 12. http://lawschool.unm.edu/Nrj/symposia/water_energy/

2009

Summary of energy security indicators and metrics. Workshop on global energy security at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.  The workshop was sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation's Asia Security Initiative to investigate two key areas: improving energy governance, and creating an energy security index (invited). Nov 14-16.

North American Energy Alliance, the 62nd annual meeting of the Council of State Governments (West) (invited). Oct 5.

History of Social Acceptance of Wind Energy, Keynote address at a meeting of the International Energy Agency and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory on Oct. 28 at the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado. Oct 28.

Social Factors in Wind Energy, State of the Art in Wind Siting seminar in Washington, D.C. on Oct 20, 2009. The two-day meeting was organized by the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC)

Expert’s Panel on the water/energy nexus at the conference Meeting Arizona's Water Needs Today & Tomorrow, Tucson, August 28.  Conference organized by the Arizona Investment Council (invited).

VIP address (invited)) – The Embedded Water Costs of Power, Arizona Water Reuse Conference, Flagstaff, AZ July 30-31.

U.S. Embassy Speakers’ Program  (invited) – Social Barriers to Renewable Energy. A series of 10 lectures in southern, central, and northern Mexico, June 5-11.

Keynote Address (invited) “Pushing the Limits of Wind Power” the United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council, May 6, St Andrews, Scotland.

The Energy/Water Nexus in the Southwestern United States, American Association of Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, March 24.

2008   

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. (invited).

The Water/Energy Nexus: What it Suggests for Renewable Energy, Energy Trading, and Power Plant Technology, 2nd Annual Kansas Water Issues Forum, Hays, KS, Dec. (invited)

Water and Renewable Energy with Rapid Growth in the Arizona-Sonora Region, Arizona/Mexico Commission, Scottsdale, AZ, June (invited).

Social Barriers to Renewable Energy, Arizona Institute for Renewable Energy, Tempe, Nov. (Plenary session).

The Alberta Oil Sands from Both Sides of the Border, NNASC Annual Policy Conference - North American Issues: Designing Institutions, Choosing Policies, Vancouver, BC, Canada. March. (invited).

The Water Costs of Arizona Electricity: Findings and Implications, Green Summit, Phoenix, Sept. (invited).

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, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Oct.  (Invited) 

Water and Renewable Energy and the U.S./Mexico Border, Binational Institute for Water and Renewable Energy, Phoenix, AZ, Feb. (Invited).

2007   

Energy Landscapes of the Southwest, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA. March.

Oil Sands of North America. Renewable Energy Task Force. April.

Solar Energy, Alternative Energy Expo 2007, April.

The Status, Promise and Problems of North American Wind Energy, City of Scottsdale Solar Energy Series, Sept (invited).

Wind Power in North America: Status, Problems and Solutions, Conference of the North American Institute. May. (Invited).                      

Special Session on the book Common Ground, Chair, American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA. March

 

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)
Consulting

EcoGroup - originators of In Concert with the Environment(r) 

Strategic Solar Energy - developers of the patented PowerParasol(r) 

Natural Resources Defense Council

Union of Concerned Scientists

Office of Technology Assessment

US Department of Energy

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

National Wind Energy Collaborative 

Board