Universities are suppose to be the homes of our best and brightest. ( Don’t look here .) They are supposed to be about the long-term view. They are supposed to be about science, of course. So, I have to admit that I’m surprised and disappointed to find out that no research institute in the US is getting 100% of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources. Though, next year, there will be one. (Note that the University of Queensland in Australia is already at 100% renewables , and some other universities outside the USA may have achieved this goal already too.) I am not surprised to find out that the first university to announce such a target is Stanford University, which sits in the heart of Silicon Valley. The good news, too, is that the target for achieving 100% renewable electricity is next summer, 2022. And this is even after the university had a solar farm burn down. . @Stanford to become “first research university to use 100% renewable electricity” by summer 2022, even after a wildfire burned one of its solar farms — Mark Z. Jacobson (@mzjacobson) August 19, 2021 As the title points out, Stanford won’t just […]


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