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Martin Pasqualetti

Martin Pasqualetti

Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

pasqualetti@asu.edu

480-965-4548

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University
PO Box 875302
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Co-Director, Energy Policy Innovation Council

Biography

Martin Pasqualetti is a 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 is an elected Fellow of the American Association of Geographers; a recipient of the Alexander and Ilse Melamid Medal (American Geographical Society), and the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year at the University of California (Riverside). 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 a founding member of the Arizona Solar Center. He serves on 10 editorial boards, including Energy Research & Social Science. He is the ASU liaison to the International Renewable Energy Agency, headquartered in Abu Dhabi.

Professor Pasqualetti offers several energy classes, including The Thread of Energy, Energy in the Global Arena, Energy and Environment, Solar Energy Policy, and Recycling Energy Landscapes. He co-founded and was twice elected president of the Energy and Environment Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. In addition, he has served as an advisor to the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Resources for the Future, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Council, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Arizona Energy Office.

Professor Pasqualetti has published books on wind power, renewable energy landscapes, the geography of energy, nuclear power plant decommissioning, and landscape evolution, as well as more than 100 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.

Education

  • PhD, University of California - Riverside, 1977
  • MA, Louisiana State University, 1969
  • BA, University of California - Berkeley, 1967

Expertise

Journal Articles

2020

Bethem, J., G. Frigo, S. Biswas, C. T. DesRoches and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2020. Energy decisions within an applied ethics framework: An analysis of five recent controversies. Energy, Sustainability and Society 10:Art. 29. DOI: 10.1186/s13705-020-00261-6. (link )

2019

Majumdar, D. and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2019. Analysis of land availability for utility-scale power plants and assessment of solar photovoltaic development in the state of Arizona, USA. Renewable Energy 134(Apr):1213-1231. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.08.064. (link )

2018

Majumdar, D. and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2018. Dual use of agricultural land: Introducing ‘agrivoltaics’ in Phoenix metropolitan statistical area, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning 170:150-168. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.10.011. (link )

Navratil, J., T. Krejci, S. Martinat, M. J. Pasqualetti, P. Klusacek, B. Frantal and K. Tochackova. 2018. Brownfields do not “only live twice”: The possibilities for heritage preservation and the enlargement of leisure time activities in Brno, the Czech Republic. Cities 74(Apr):52-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2017.11.003. (link )

Pasqualetti, M. and S. Stremke. 2018. Energy landscapes in a crowded world: A first typology of origins and expressions. Energy Research & Social Science 36(Feb):94-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2017.09.030. (link )

2017

Martinat, S., J. Navratil, J. Trojan, B. Frantal, P. Klusacek and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2017. Interpreting regional and local diversities of the social acceptance of agricultural AD plants in the rural space of the Moravian-Silesian Region (Czech Republic). Rendiconti Lincei 28:535-548. DOI: 10.1007/s12210-017-0628-9. (link )

2016

Pasqualetti, M. J., T. E. Jones, L. Necefer, C. A. Scott and B. J. Colombi. 2016. A paradox of plenty: Renewable energy on Navajo Nation lands. Society & Natural Resources 29(8):885-899. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2015.1107794. (link )

2015

Sovacool, B. K., S. E. Ryan, P. C. Stern, K. Janda, G. I. Rochlin, D. Spreng, M. J. Pasqualetti, H. Wilhite and L. Lutzenhiser. 2015. Integrating social science in energy research. Energy Research & Social Science 6(Mar):95-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2014.12.005. (link )

2014

Frantal, B., M. J. Pasqualetti and D. van der Horst. 2014. New trends and challenges for energy geographies: Introduction to the special issue. Moravian Geographical Reports 22(2):1-5. DOI: 10.2478/mgr-2014-0006. (link )

Pasqualetti, M. J. and M. A. Brown. 2014. Ancient discipline, modern concern: Geographers in the field of energy and society. Energy Research & Social Science 1(Mar):122-133. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2014.03.016. (link )

2013

Kelley, S. and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2013. Virtual water from a vanishing river. Journal - American Water Works Association 105:E471-E479. DOI: 10.5942/jawwa.2013.105.0132. (link )

2012

Haag, S., M. Pasqualetti and M. Manning. 2012. Industry perceptions of solar energy policy in the American Southwest. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 9(1):37-50. DOI: 10.1080/1943815X.2011.636368. (link )

Pasqualetti, M. J. and B. K. Sovacool. 2012. The importance of scale to energy security. JOurnal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 9(3):167-180. DOI: 10.1080/1943815X.2012.691520. (link )

Slattery, M. C., B. L. Johnson, J. A. Swofford and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2012. The predominance of economic development in the support for large-scale wind farms in the U.S. Great Plains. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 16(6):3690-3701. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.03.016. (link )

2011

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2011. Opposing wind energy landscapes: A search fo common cause. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 101(4):907-917. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2011.568879. (link )

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2011. Social barriers to renewable energy landscapes. Geographical Review 101(2):201-223. DOI: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2011.00087.x. (link )

Pasqualetti, M. and S. Haag. 2011. A solar economy in the American Southwest: Critical next steps. Energy Policy 39(2):887-893. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2010.11.013. (link )

Scott, C. A., S. A. Pierce, M. J. Pasqualetti, A. L. Jones, B. E. Montz and J. H. Hoover. 2011. Policy and institutional dimensions of the water–energy nexus. Energy Policy 39(10):6622-6630. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.08.013. (link )

2010

Scott, C. A. and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2010. Energy and water resources scarcity: Critical infrastructure for growth and economic development in Arizona and Sonora. Natural Resources Journal 50(3):645-682. (link )

1997

Pasqualetti, M. J. 1997. Landscape permanence and nuclear warnings. Geographical Review 87(1):73-91. (link )

Books

2019

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2019. Nuclear Decommissioning and Society: Public Links to a New Technology. Routledge (first published 1990; forthcoming 2021). ISBN: 9780429278471.

2017

Apostol, D., J. Palmer, M. Pasqualetti, R. Smardon and R. Sullivan. 2017. The Renewable Energy Landscape: Preserving Scenic Values in Our Sustainable Future. Routledge. New York. ISBN: 978-1138808980.

Bouzarovski, S., M. J. Pasqualetti and V. Castan Broto eds. 2017. The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies. Taylor & Francis Group. DOI: 10.4324/9781315612928. ISBN: 9781315612928.

Book Chapters

2020

Pasqualetti, M. J. and M. Ehlenz. 2020. Energy in the sustainable city. In: Hagen, B. and K. Pijawka eds., Sustainability for the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies, 2nd Ed.. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN: 9781524989415.

2018

Pasqualetti, M. and M. Ehlenz. 2018. Chapter 13. Energy in the sustainable city. Pp. 255-272 In: Hagen, B. and D. Pijawka eds., Sustainability for the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies. Kendall Hunt. ISBN: 9781524969349.

2017

Apostol, D., J. Palmer, M. Pasqualetti, R. Smardon and R. Sullivan. 2017. Conclusion: Policy recommendations for the new energy landscape. Pp. 258-274 In: Apostol, D., J. Palmer, M. Pasqualetti, R. Smardon and R. Sullivan eds., The Renewable Energy Landscape: Preserving Scenic Values in our Sustainable Future. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-80898-0.

Apostol, D., J. Palmer, M. J. Pasqualetti, R. Smardon and R. Sullivan. 2017. Introduction to the changing landscapes of renewable energy. Pp. 1-16 In: Apostol, D., J. Palmer, M. J. Pasqualetti, R. Smardon and R. Sullivan eds., The Renewable Energy Landscape: Preserving Scenic Values in our Sustainable Future. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1-138-80898-0.

Pasqualetti, M. and R. Smardon. 2017. Conserving scenery during an energy transition. Pp. 17-40 In: Apostol, D., J. Palmer, M. Pasqualetti, R. Smardon and R. Sullivan eds., The Renewable Energy Landscape: Preserving Scenic Values in our Sustainable Future. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-80898-0.

Pasqualetti, M. J. and B. D. Solomon. 2017. Geographical dimensions of wind power. Pp. 134-147 In: Solomon, B. D. and K. E. Calvert eds., Handbook on the Geographies of Energy. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN: 978-1785365614.

Smardon, R. and M. Pasqualetti. 2017. Social acceptances of renewable energy landscapes. Pp. 108-144 In: Apostol, D., J. Palmer, M. Pasqualetti, R. Smardon and R. Sullivan eds., The Renewable Energy Landscape: Preserving Scenic Values in our Sustainable Future. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-80898-0.

2016

Nadesan, M. and M. Pasqualetti. 2016. Dispossession, justice, and a sustainable energy future. Pp. 585-619 In: Van de Graaf, T., B. K. Sovacool, A. Ghosh, F. Kern and M. T. Klare eds., The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy. Palgrave Macmillan UK. ISBN: 978-1-137-55630-1.

2015

Madden, N. and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2015. Renewable energy and water. Pp. 65-78 In: Pittock, J., K. Hussey and S. Dovers eds., Climate, Energy and Water. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1107029163.

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2015. Cities as the mirror of energy. Pp. Chapter 12 In: Pijawka, D. ed., Sustainability in the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN: 9781465266712.

2013

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2013. Opposing the wind energy landscapes: A search for common cause. Pp. Chapter 14 In: Zimmerer, K. ed., The New Geographies of Energy: Assessment and Analysis of Critical Landscapes. Routledge . London. ISBN: 978-0415623872 (A reprint of a 2011 article in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers 101 (4): 907-917.).

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2013. Reading the changing energy landscape. Pp. 11-44 In: Stremke, S. and A. van den Dobbelsteen eds., Sustainable Energy Landscapes: Designing, Planning, and Development. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 978-1439894040.

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2013. The geography of energy and the weath of the world. Pp. Chapter 26 In: Zimmerer, K. ed., The New Geographies of Energy: Assessment and Analysis of Critical Landscapes. Routledge. London. ISBN: 978-0415623872 (A reprint of a 2011 article in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers 101(4): 971-980).

Solomon, B. D. and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2013. History of energy in geographic thought. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.01282-3.

2011

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2011. The competing dimensions of energy security. Pp. 275-291 In: Sovacool, B. K. ed., The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-59117-1.

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2011. The next generation of energy landscapes. Pp. 461-482 In: Brunn, S. D. ed., Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects. Vol 1. Springer Scuebce+Business Media. ISBN: 978-9048199198.

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2011. The next generation of energy landscapes. Pp. 461-482 In: Brunn, S. D. ed., Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects. Springer Science+Business Media. DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9920-4_27.

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2011. The water bargain of solar and wind energy. Pp. 226-254 In: Kenney, D. S. and R. Wilkinson eds., The Water-Energy Nexus in the American West. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN: 978-1849809368.

Pasqualetti, M. J. and C. Schwartz. 2011. Siting solar power in Arizona: A public value failture?. Pp. 167-186 In: Devine-Wright, P. ed., Renewable Energy and the Public. Taylor & Francis. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1138985131.

Report Chapters

2011

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2011. Chapter 9: Arizona's energy security. Pp. 121-130 In: Miller, C. A. and S. Moore eds., Arizona's Energy Future. Arizona Town Hall. Ninety-ninth Town Hall. Grand Canyon, AZ. (link )

Ruddell, B. L. and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2011. Chapter 6: Arizona energy/water nexus. Pp. 91-102 In: Miller, C. A. and S. Moore eds., Arizona's Energy Future. Arizona Town Hall. Ninety-ninth Town Hall. Grand Canyon, AZ. (link )