Dr. Jennifer Richter, Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society
With the advent of modern technology energy can be affordable, accessible, and sustainable for all Arizonans. However accessibility to sustainable energy is not just about technology, but also about the values and ideals that a society has about access to energy. What are the values that are driving energy production and distribution in today’s world? Who has access to sustainable, affordable energy, and who does not? What is the impact of unequal access to sustainable resources? Join us for a FRANK Talk examining the history of energy production in Arizona, and exploring potential ideas, policies, programs, and technologies that will shape the production of energy in the future.
Dr. Jennifer Richter is an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Social Transformation and the Consortium of Science, Policy and Outcomes. Her research interests are at the intersections of science and society, and how federal policies are enacted locally. Dr. Richter focuses on energy justice, specifically in relation to nuclear and renewable energy production, and how production affects different communities. By examining how science and technology policies collide with local expectations and understanding of the environment and economy, Dr. Richter explores the different scales of energy technologies and policies and their effects on people.