The University of Arizona has partnered with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to provide its campus with enough clean, emission-free power from new wind, solar, and storage systems to serve all of its purchased power needs.
“We made a commitment to become a more sustainable campus, and now we have in place a system that will make a significant impact in just two years,” said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins, who made sustainability a key initiative in the recently announced strategic plan. “I believe it is up to higher education institutions to lead the way on clean energy solutions.
Robbins added: “This university is already a leader in environmental and sustainability research, and we found a partner in TEP that shares our commitment to make effectual change. We have a forward-looking team to make these changes a rapid reality.”
The University of Arizona is part of the University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, which is committed to reducing climate-changing emissions and improving research on climate change policy across its 20 member universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.