Tuesday, November 10, 2015

University of California (UC) Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2025

At a recent two-day climate change summit in San Diego, UC President Janet Napolitano vowed to turn the system’s 10 campuses into a living laboratory for sustainability solutions that can be scaled up to state, national, and global levels. The university agreed to buy 80 megawatts of solar power—the largest purchase by any U.S. university— and to also target $1 billion of its investment portfolio toward renewable energy and other climate-change solutions over the next five years. The plan will be presented at next month's Climate Conference in Paris. Read more »