On Thursday, Brown University became the latest institution to put forth a plan to purchase enough renewable energy to meet all of its electricity needs. The university finalized agreements for the construction of two renewable energy projects: a 40 megawatt solar facility close to home in Kingston, Rhode Island, and an 8 megawatt wind installation in Texas. Together, the projects are expected to meet 100 percent of the school’s electricity needs.
Environment America’s 100% Renewable Campuses Campaign Director, Bronte Payne said the following:
“Brown University’s decision to purchase enough renewable energy to meet all of its electricity needs is part of a growing trend that we look forward to seeing more of. It’s a clear sign of their leadership on climate action, and sends a strong message about the bold steps we need to take in order to transition away from dangerous fossil fuels to a renewable energy future.
We look forward to working with Brown University and many others to make higher education a shining example of the leadership in the clean energy revolution.”