UW-Madison Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030


UW-Madison Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030


A new sustainability plan at the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to develop more solar on campus, become a "zero waste" campus by 2040 and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2048.

(TNS) — UW-Madison aims to get all of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030 and have net-zero emissions by 2048 — the university`s 200th anniversary — as part of a new sustainability plan to combat climate change.

While sustainability initiatives at UW-Madison are not new, the latest push is the first to encompass all aspects of campus.

Reaching UW-Madison`s 2030 goal will take serious assistance from its energy partners, largely from Madison Gas and Electric, as space on the 900-acre campus is limited for generating the amount of renewable energy the university needs. UW-Madison also will need to develop more solar on campus as it constructs new buildings...


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