renewable energy

Human behavior sabotages CO2-reducing strategies

A study found that the “rebound effect” negates some of the benefits of U.S. states’ policies aimed at improving efficiency and renewable energy sources in the residential sector.


Trustees review academic senate recommendations

Statement acknowledges important work of ad hoc committee.


FORGE drills first well

Wells will be used to create a geothermal reservoir where none existed naturally.


landscape photo of DESRI's Hunter Solar site in Emery County, Utah set against mountains and blue sky

The U reaches 71% renewable energy

A new solar energy contract drastically reduces the university’s carbon footprint.


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.


Clean energy for all

U to supply 50 percent of its electricity from carbon-free, renewable solar and geothermal energy sources, rises to the top of national rankings.


Spurring the market for good

The drive for campus sustainability goes into the community.


TRAVELING GREENER

Employees can donate a portion of their travel reimbursement to the U’s new Green Travel Fund for renewable energy projects and energy efficiencies on campus.