College Campuses Continue to Leave Coal Behind

Taken from an article by Joan Oleck


The movement on college campuses continues to be in the direction of greener energy sources.


Commitments to transform campuses to largely or completely coal-free are coming from high-profile institutions, among them the University of North Carolina (UNC), the University of Illinois, Western Kentucky University, and Case Western Reserve in Cleveland.


Ball State University in Indiana plans to construct the largest closed geothermal system in the nation by 2017. And the University of Illinois has pledged to stop using coal within seven years as part of its plan to reduce energy use and cut carbon emissions. 


Meanwhile, an independent project, the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, claims to have signed 676 academic institutions to a pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent.


Read the whole article here.

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