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The economic development power of clean energy in Arizona

Can clean energy be a contributor to benefit economic growth? In our recent webinar LightWorks poses this important question to local community and utility leaders and learned of two main

Graph depicting global data center emergy demand by data center types

Decarbonizing data centers

The world runs on data. On an average, every second of the day, each person produces 1.7MB of data. This implies nothing else but that data centers are the fastest

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777 Tower is first building in Novus to earn LEED Gold certification

The 777 Tower, a six-story, 16,907 square-foot mixed-use office building in the Novus Innovation Corridor on ASU’s Tempe campus has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building

DeFi, NFTs, Cryptos: What really is Blockchain?

Written by: Rutva Patel, a masters student working withASU LightWorks on the Digital Carbon WarehouseAdvised by: Todd Taylor, blockchain expert, Thunderbird School of Global Management A blockchain is essentially a

You can’t manage what you can’t measure: Implications of Scope 3 Emissions

By: Dylan Shapiro and Rutva Patel, Masters students working with ASU LightWorks on the Digital Carbon Warehouse This week’s blog post will address some of the nuances and misconceptions of

“COVID-19 has revealed some of the weaknesses in the energy system”: Gary Dirks talks energy transitions with International Policy Digest

In this exchange, Dirks shares ASU’s history in energy research and why this pandemic has shined a brighter light on the need to transition fuel sourcing and production away from fossils and to renewables.

2021 – Digital carbon management in a new era

Hello everyone!We finally made it… although the trials and tribulations of 2020 are still waning, 2021 has the potential to be a great year. With most people and companies fully

2020 closes out with a promising nod to future carbon markets

As the year 2020 nears its inevitable end it’s nice to reflect back and take note of things that worked, things that didn’t work and stuff to just plain, avoid.

Understanding Decarbonization, What’s in the toolbox? Offsets?

In 1992 the United Nations came together for its first-ever, “Earth Summit,” and began to acknowledge the requisite issue of climate change at a global level. Since then, sustainability has

De-risking sustainable investment in energy sector: Are you ready to join the party?

We are living in a transformative time and Covid-19 may be the impetus that leads investors to change their perspective on ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing. Companies have been

The key role of negative emissions in balancing the World’s carbon budget

“Yes, the laws of thermodynamics cannot be circumvented. One must pay the energy cost to recover the waste CO2 we produced. In short, we skimped on some of the cost

Submissions due Oct. 1: Reimagining Energy for the DoD

The time has come for the DoD to reimagine its usage, generation, transportation, and storage of energy. Submit your ideas: big, small, ambitious, conservative, terrestrial and space-based – all are welcomed and encouraged.