FORGING THE WAY

Utah named a Phase II finalist position in the Department of Energy’s FORGE program and is one step closer to an advanced geothermal laboratory.

Is your refrigerator running?

Facilities Energy Management now offering departments the opportunity to replace 2001 or older residential grade refrigerators with new Energy Star models.

LIFE OF INVENTION

Meet Zhigang Zak Fang, professor of metallurgical engineering in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences and a 2017 National Academy of Inventors fellow.

Investing in a clean energy future

This April, in honor of Earth Month, we encourage our faculty and staff to join our students to take direct, tangible action to address climate change and realize our students’ vision of a clean energy future.

FORGING AHEAD

Following a three-year, five-way competitive process, the U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Energy and Geosciences Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah to develop a geothermal laboratory near Milford, Utah.

Red goes for green energy

The U ranked 8th in the nation–first in the Pac-12–for green power purchasing.

SUSTAINABLE U

From super efficient solar cell technology, to hydrogen fuel cells, to low-emissions coal, U scientists and engineers are pursuing a range of alternative energy solutions.

Power supply resilience

U engineer receives $4.4M grant to develop an automated resilience management system to enhance the city’s power grid in case of a power outage.

Renewable energy boosts

Team of researchers including the U’s Lincoln Davies, a professor and associate dean at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, examined the evolution of state renewable portfolio standards.