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August 14, 2014

  • U of A Self-Driving Car  |   Video
    • Eight University of Arizona engineering and computer science students from across the nation have been working this summer to advance driverless car technology. Using the University of Arizona’s Cognitive and Autonomous Test – or CAT – vehicle, they have been conducting research on autonomous vehicles. One of those students, Carlos Asuncion, will talk about his work, along with Jonathan Sprinkle, a professor from the U of A Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

July 16, 2014

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: ASU EcoCAR 3  |   Video
    • Arizona State University is among 16 universities chosen out of 100 applicants to be in the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition EcoCar 3 program. It’s a four-year contest and students at the ASU Polytechnic campus in Mesa will work on transforming a Chevrolet Camaro to run on alternative fuels. Abdel Mayyas, the Lead Faculty Advisor for the ASU-EcoCAR 3 project, will discuss his group’s mission.

March 27, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Automotive Art  |   Video
    • Brenda Priddy is known as one of the world’s top automotive “spy” photographers, snapping photos of test vehicles before they are shown to the public. She’s turned her lens to photographing cars artistically. We’ll show you Priddy’s art photography, on display in Chandler, and talk to her about that and her work as an automotive spy photographer.

November 12, 2013

  • Environmental Plan for Navajo Generating Station  |   Video
    • The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules that will require owners of the Navajo Generating Station to pay $1.1 billion dollars to limit emissions from the plant. Owners of the plant say if approved, that will force them to shut down the power plant. Much of the electricity from the plant is used to pump water uphill in the Central Arizona Project Canal. A technical working group has come up with an alternative plan, and the CAP is asking members of the public to contact the EPA by January 6 to support their plan. CAP General Manager David Modeer will discuss the issue, along with Marshall Johnson of To Nizhoni Ani, a group with a mission to protect and preserve the environment.

August 19, 2013

  • E15 Gasoline Blend   |   Video
    • The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized 2013 standards for the Renewable Fuels Standard program. It requires renewable fuels, such as ethanol, to be blended into gasoline in increasing amounts each year. One of these renewable fuels, E15, has been controversial. Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona will discuss the problems associated with E15 fuel.

July 2, 2013

  • Auto Sales  |   Video
    • Auto sales are rebounding in the U.S. Economist Jim Rounds will talk about what’s leading to the increase in auto sales.

February 26, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Compressed Natural Gas Garbage Trucks  |   Video
    • The city of Phoenix has unveiled its new compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste trucks, which collect trash and recyclables for nearly 400,000 Phoenix households. Currently, the Public Works Department operates six CNG solid waste trucks and within two months, 20 percent of its fleet of solid waste trucks will be CNG vehicles. John Trujillo, Acting Director of the Phoenix Public Works Department, will tell us more about the CNG trucks.

July 5, 2012

  • Venture Capital for Musicians  |   Video
    • Creative Media Investments (CMI) is a Phoenix company that invests in musical acts to help them reach commercial success. The company’s first project is the British alternative rock band “A Silent Film”, which wrote and recorded much of its new album in the Valley. Learn more about CMI from its co-founders Lee Evans and John Brand.

February 6, 2012

  • Alternate Redistricting Maps  |   Video
    • Not satisfied with the new political boundaries drawn by the Independent Redistricting Commission, House Speaker Andy Tobin has drawn his own congressional and legislative district maps that he wants voters to have an opportunity to approve. Speaker Tobin will speak about his alternative to the IRC maps.

October 12, 2011

  • Arizona Technology & Innovation: Algae Jet Fuel  |   Video
    • An Arizona-based algae technology company is poised to produce algae-based jet fuel for SkyNRG, a Dutch renewable aviation fuel producer. Heliae CEO Dan Simon talks about his company’s efforts to develop technologies that enable large scale, cost-effective, production of bio-fuels.

August 18, 2011

  • Biofuels Initiative  |   Video
    • The Obama Administration is planning a major investment in biofuels for military and commercial transportation. Dan Rees, the president of REV Biodiesel in Gilbert, AZ and Dr. Milton Sommerfeld, Co-Director of ASU’s Laboratory of Algae Research and Biotechnology talk about how this new investment could impact Arizona’s biofuels industry.

June 15, 2011

May 26, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Saving the Ice House  |   Video
    • The Ice House, a unique art space and gallery in Phoenix’ warehouse district, is on the verge of closing due to financial challenges, but a group of local artists is trying to rescue the place. We’ll show you what they’re doing to help.

April 6, 2011

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging  |   Video
    • A local company is offering the electrical equivalent of a gas can to drivers of electric vehicles. EV Mobile Charging, a Phoenix-based company, will go out to stranded electric vehicles and provide a charge in 30 minutes that will give 10 miles of driving. Eric Edberg, one of the co-founders of the company, will talk about his new business.

February 23, 2011

  • Technology and Innovation: Snaring Devices  |   Video
    • A Phoenix firm has invented a new tool for law enforcement to stop people fleeing in vehicles. The Safe Quick Undercarriage Immobilization Device, or SQUID, is a self-propelled device that police can use to stop a car by entangling its moving parts underneath the vehicle. Martin Martinez, president of Engineering Science Analysis Corporation, will talk about his company’s invention.

February 2, 2010

  • Alternative Budget  |   Video
    • An alternative budget has been introduced in the state legislature with fewer program cuts than leadership’s budget. Representatives Chad Campbell and Bill Konopnicki discuss the alternative budget.

November 5, 2009

  • Fuel from Bacteria  |   Video
    • Arizona State University research Willem Vermaas has received a $5.2 million grant to work on extracting fatty acids from bacteria. Those fatty acids can then be used to make a variety of fuels. Professor Vermaas will talk about his research.

October 14, 2009

  • Transportation Electrification  |   Video
    • Donald Karner, President and CEO of Phoenix-based eTec, discusses the $100 million grant his company was awarded to undertake the largest deployment of electric vehicles and charging stations in U.S. history.

September 9, 2009

  • Transportation Electrification  |   Video
    • Donald Karner, President and CEO of Phoenix-based eTec, discusses the $100 million grant his company was awarded to undertake the largest deployment of electric vehicles and charging stations in U.S. history.

July 1, 2009

  • Lower-cost College Education  |   Video
    • Arizona Board of Regents President Ernest Calderon discusses ideas for a cheaper alternative to the traditional four-year degree from one of Arizona’s three state universities.

June 11, 2009

  • Green Algae Strategy  |   Video
    • ASU Professor Mark Edwards, who recently won a top national award for his book, “Green Algae Strategy,” talks about algae’s tremendous potential as a sustainable source of food and fuel.

April 6, 2009

February 16, 2009

July 30, 2008

  • Fueling Trouble: Alternative Fuel   |   Video
    • With rising gas prices, sales of SUVs and trucks are down, and more people are opting for fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered cars. We discuss the alternatives to gas-powered cars with ASU professors who specialize in alternative fuel vehicles.

July 29, 2008

  • Fueling Trouble: Airline Industry  |   Video
    • Airline Industry In the second part of our series, we examine the struggling airline industry. As fuel prices soar, many carriers are charging new fees and cutting services. We look at the state of the industry, and what you can expect the next time you fly.

July 28, 2008

  • Fueling Trouble: T.I.M.E. Initiative  |   Video
    • We begin a four-part series on the rising cost of fuel and transportation issues in the state. Tonight we discuss the Transportation and Infrastructure Moving Arizona's Economy (T.I.M.E.) initiative. Proponent Martin Schultz, government affairs vice president for Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, debates opponent Steve Voeller of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club.

June 19, 2008

  • US Airways  |   Video
    • The President of US Airways, Scott Kirby, talks about rising fuel prices, the sluggish economy, and other challenges facing the airline industry.

May 6, 2008

  • Algae Bio-Fuel  |   Video
    • Researchers at the University of Arizona are working on a new alternative fuel that can really make your vehicle "green."

April 10, 2008

  • E-85  |   Video
    • The first E-85 fueling pump has opened in Maricopa County. Arizona House majority leader Tom Boone joins us to talk about E-85, an 85 percent ethanol fuel blend, and a bill that would help create more biofuel stations in Arizona.

January 3, 2008

  • Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction  |   Video
    • For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson auto auction has drawn worldwide attention to its auction of rare and exotic vehicles. Patrick Van Den Bossche, Chief Operating Officer, will talk about how the auction has grown in popularity and how it got its start.

August 27, 2007

June 20, 2007

  • Alternative Energy Mandate
    • An Alternative Energy mandate for public utilities company was imposed by the Corporation Commission. Commissioner Kris Mayes was present talking about the new mandate.

May 31, 2007

  • Curves of Steel
    • We take a peek at some amazing vehicles that are on display at the Phoenix Art Museum through June 3, 2007.

May 16, 2007

April 3, 2007

  • Gas Prices
    • The price of gasoline has been climbing and drivers across the state and the nation continue to feel the pain at the pump. Premium fuel already hit the $3 mark and regular unleaded is not far behind. We get an update with Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona about what is behind the rising gas prices and where they might be headed this summer.

January 24, 2007

  • state of the Union
    • President Bush delivers his State of the Union address to the first democratic congress in 12 years on Tuesday. Iraq will be a major topic in his speech. Reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil and supporting alternative fuels are also expected to be prominent themes. HORIZON analyzes the State of the Union address with Patrick Kenney, professor and chair of the ASU political science department.

January 17, 2007

  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary
    • A look at the 5th most influential story covered on HORIZON in the last 25 years: The alternative fuels scandal.

November 16, 2006

  • Fuel Mileage
    • since 1996, nine of the 13 major car manufacturers selling cars in the United States have actually had a decrease in the average gas mileage of the vehicles they sell. Phyllis Rowe of the Arizona Consumer Council will talk about a grassroots effort to increase fuel mileage of vehicles.

July 3, 2006

  • Power Hungry: Arizona's Energy Needs
    • A Horizon Special Horizon examines the demand and supply of the states energy needs. We look at current sources, how more energy can be developed and how suppliers are racing to keep up, including the possibility of building a refinery here and adding a pipeline. Finally, we consider alternative sources and new technologies to feed our hunger for energy.

June 28, 2006

  • GA$: A HORIZON Miniseries
    • Part three of four. How can the supply of fuel be better moved across our state? And will we ever run out of oil to produce the fuel products we consume? Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting joins HORIZON for a discussion.

April 25, 2006

  • Power Hungry: Supply
    • Part two How do we develop more energy? How are suppliers of electricity, natural gas and fuel racing to keep up with the demand from our rapid growth? Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting and Greg Patterson of the Arizona Competitive Power Alliance join the studio discussion.

January 5, 2006

  • Drought
    • For more than 70 days now, the Valley has had no rain. National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Haffer will talk about the drought and why it's happening. Kirk Rowdabaugh of the State Land Department will talk about the drought's impact to help provide fuel for wild fires.

April 15, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Governor Janet Napolitano surprised some lawmakers Thursday when she vetoed a forest health bill. The State senate made changes to a proposed liquor bill that would block any new drive-through lanes at liquor stores and would prohibit tasting samples from being given out at stores. And because of soaring gas prices, Governor Napolitano wants the EPA to give Arizona a waiver on the use of summertime fuel.

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