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Energy Transition with Economic Justice – the Annual ASES Solar 2022 Conference

June 21 - June 24

The theme of this year’s conference is “Energy Transition with Economic Justice,” and focuses on an equitable renewable energy transformation. For this conference, ASES is partnering with their New Mexico Chapter, the New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA), who is celebrating 50 years of achievements.

We will be welcoming everyone to the conference at the Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 21. The Reception will feature the father of modern linguistics and most cited scholar in modern history, Noam Chomsky. The Reception will also feature poems by local poets Beata Tsosie Peña, Jimmy Santiago Baca and Hakim Bellamy.

The conference will feature three keynote sessions throughout the week:

  1. Wednesday, June 22 – Governments’ Role in the Renewable Energy Transformation featuring Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Governor, and Dave Renné, Past President of the International Solar Energy Society
  2. Thursday, June 23 – Ensuring a Just & Equitable Transformation featuring Shalanda Baker, Secretarial Advisor on Equity and Deputy Director for Energy Justice at the Department of Energy (DOE), Martin Heinrich, United States Senior Senator for New Mexico, Jonathan Nez, President of the Navajo Nation and Wahleah Johns, Director of the U.S. DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
  3. Friday, June 24 – Solar Design, Architecture and the Future of Solar Education featuring Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030, Sandra Begay, Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories/UNM Regent, and Gigi Goldman and Hal Aronson co-founders of We Share Solar

Register for in person or online participation.

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June 21
June 24
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American Solar Energy Society


Univeristy of New Mexico
Student Union Building,
Albuquerque, NM 87131 United States
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