Skip Navigation to main content U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Green Power Network
About the GPNGreen Power MarketsBuying Green PowerOnsite Renewable EnergyCommunity Renewable Energy DevelopmentInformation ResourcesFinancial OpportunitiesHome
News

 
 
News

Microsoft Corporation and EDF Renewable Energy Partner on a 175-MW Pilot Wind Project

July 2014

More News More News

Subscribe to E-Mail Update Subscribe to e-mail update

Events

Green Power Webinars

TBD

Previous Webinars More News

Features
Green Power Market Status Report (2011 Data) Featured Green Power Reports

News Archive

Subscribe to Green Power News

UCSC Renews Large Green Power Purchase

July 2008 - For the second year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership has identified the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), as the sixth-largest campus purchaser of green power in the country. UCSC purchased 57 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy during the 2007-08 academic year.

In May 2006, the students first voted to pay a tuition increase of $3 per quarter to fund the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs), enough to offset 100% of the campus' electricity consumption. Supplied by Sterling Planet, the RECs are sourced from wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower, biomass, and landfill gas facilities.

The student-funded green energy purchase aligns with a broader sustainability initiative, UCSC's Campus Sustainability. As part of the effort, the university is also working to reduce overall demand by retrofitting equipment, adopting energy-efficient building designs, and developing on-site sources of renewable power.

News Release - EPA names UC Santa Cruz sixth-largest campus purchaser of 'green power' for second year in a row

Contact: Jennifer McNulty, (831) 459-2495



Printable Version


Skip footer navigation to end of page.