What Happens to a Dream Deferred?
Visions for an integrated renewable energy system in the Mediterranean region
- Ph.D. Candidate and Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative Fellow
- Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University
This talk examines the social and political dynamics of multi-national energy systems and develops a multi-scalar framework for analyzing energy justice within them, drawing on the case study of the ‘Desertec vision’ to build numerous solar power plants in the Sahara desert and export the power to Europe and North African responses to the idea of regional energy integration and local siting issues. This talk is part of a larger series, “Energy and Society: Communities of Energy in Transition.”
Sharlissa’s research explores the social dynamics of renewable energy transitions. She links research to application through her engagement in the professional science and technology policy domain. In addition to being a Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative Fellow, she is also the President of Student Pugwash USA, a nonprofit organization that engages students and young professionals in exploring the social and policy aspects of science and technology.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.