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Presentations and Publications

The Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center supports faculty and student research at Montclair State University to explore the complexities of clean energy policies, technology, practices and economics. The Center facilitates faculty and student research in the area of clean energy, such as:

  • motivational drivers for clean transportation
  • waste to energy solutions
  • life cycle analyses of energy and environmental processes
  • green jobs options through investments in offshore wind
  • energy efficiency
  • solar energy
  • alternative fuel vehicles
  • energy water nexus
  • costs and benefits of clean transportation
  • energy and greenhouse gas benefits and growing the New Jersey’s clean energy industry, market, deployment, and energy resilience opportunities
  • workforce development, and training programs on clean energy.

Recent Publications

Posters

  • Exploring Place-Based Opportunities For Bioenergy Sustainability Preliminary Findings
  • Sustainability Regulatory Integration and Reform for Superfund Sediment Remediation Projects: An Eco-Industrial Approach
  • Modeling Uncertainty in the Levelized Cost of Energy Estimation for Community Solar in New Jersey
  • Witty, I. Nguyen, G., Lal, P., Lyttek, E., Wolde, B., Burli, P., Wieczerak, T., Burli, P. and Iranah. P. Place-Based Approaches For Sustainable Loblolly Pine Cultivation for Bioenergy In Virginia. Poster presented at the conference: Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, April 9-14, 2018.
  • Nguyen, G., Lal, P., Lyttek, E., Burli, P., Wieczerak, T. 2018. Assessing the potential for switchgrass-based bioenergy in Missouri: A geospatial-based approach. Poster presentation. Geography 2050: Powering Our Future Planet organized by American Geographic Society, November 15-16, 2018.
  • Filiponne, N., Lal, P., Burli, P., Wieczerak,T., Rynerson, D., Santana, E. 2018. Levelized Cost of Energy for Community Solar Projects in New Jersey. Poster presentation. Middle States American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Montclair New Jersey, October 26, 2018.
  • Witty, I., Lal, P., Iranah, P. Singh, J., Zhu, M., Panorkou, N., Samanthala, B., Wolde, B., Burli, P., Ragucci, C. 2018. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) Enrichment Education for the K 6-8 School Children. Poster Presentation.  Middle States American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Montclair New Jersey, October 26, 2018.

Presentations

  • Accessing bioenergy potential using GIS-based methodology. Case study: pine biomass in Virginia. Paper presented at Association of American Geographers Conference, April 2019
  • The Role of Stochasticity and Stratified Dispersal in Predicting a Difficult to Detest Pest: The Case of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in New Jersey. Paper presented at Association of American Geographers Conference, April 2019
  • A Hedonic Analysis of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) in Northern New Jersey. Paper presented at Association of American Geographers Conference, April 2019
  • Regulatory Integration and Reform for Superfund Sediment Remediation Projects. Paper Presented at Battelle International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments, February 12, 2019
  • Spatial Economics of Solar Photovoltaics in New Jersey. Paper presented at the conference: Geography 2050: Powering Our Future Planet organized by American Geographic Society, November 15, 2018.
  • Place Based Ash (Fraxinus) Bioenergy Assessment in New Jersey. Oral Presentation. Paper presented at the conference: Geography 2050: Powering Our Future Planet organized by American Geographic Society, November 16, 2018.
  • Renewable Energy Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Silver Bullet or Fools Gold. Paper presented at the conference: Sustainable Development Conference, November 9-11, 2018.
  • Energy and Environmental Economic Approaches to Sustainability, Invited Presentation, Rutgers University Newark, October 17, 2018.
  • The Spatial Economics of Clean Energy in New Jersey: Leveraging spatial analysis and economic modeling to better understand renewable energy technology potential for solar photovoltaics. Paper presented at the conference: Middle States American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, October 27, 2018.
  • Initial Results of Modeling Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus plannipensis) Spread in New Jersey using a Novel Method. Paper presented at the conference: Middle States American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, October 27, 2018.
  • Optimal siting and transportation costs using a geographic information system. Case study: switchgrass-based bioenergy in Missouri. Paper presented at the conference: Middle States American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, October 27, 2018.
  • A Survey of Future Renewable Energy Options for Kenya. Paper presented at the conference: Middle States American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, October 27, 2018.
  • Factors impacting the switchgrass yield across the United States: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the conference: Middle States American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, October 27, 2018.
  • Incidence of human-wildlife Incidence of human-wildlife conflict and likelihood of reporting losses: The case of Banke National Park, Nepal. Paper presented at the conference: Middle States American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, October 26, 2018.
  • Examining WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program Voucher Redemption in New Jersey.  Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference, July 21-25, 2018.
  • Examination of WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Voucher Redemption in New Jersey: Preliminary Findings. American Society of Nutrition Conference, June 9-12, 2018
  • Emerald Ash Borer Spread Dynamics, Paper presented at the conference: Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Meeting, April 9-14, 2018.
  • Logic-Based GIS Model for Suitability of Bioenergy Feedstocks, Paper presented at the conference: Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Meeting, April 9-14, 2018.
  • Supporting Alterity in the Food System? A Critical Analysis of the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Paper presented at the conference: Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Meeting, April 9-14, 2018.
  • A case study on Flood and Emotional Trauma in Banke District, Nepal, Paper presented at the conference: Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Meeting, April 9-14, 2018.
  • An Economic Valuation of Combined Sewer Overflow and Green Infrastructure in Northern New Jersey. Paper presented at the conference: Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Meeting, April 9-14, 2018.
  • Hard Apple Cider in the New York Hudson Valley Region: a Tourism Study. Paper presented at the conference: Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Meeting, April 9-14, 2018.