Category: sustainable energy

UConn Earns High Marks in Global Sustainable University Ratings

UConn was ranked as the 9th most sustainable university in the world by UI GreenMetric, an international sustainability scoring system that reviews over a thousand educational institutions. GreenMetric ranks higher education institutions based on six categories: settings and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation, and education and research. There are 1,050 universities from 85 […]

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Research Team Develops Hybrid Propulsion Commercial Electric Aircraft plane

Building a more sustainable future for our university, our nation, and the world is the great challenge of our lifetime

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Action-oriented Symposium Connects Researchers to Encourage Collaboration for a Sustainable Environmental Future

Climate change is the biggest challenge humans have faced, and complex issues require collaboration and diverse solutions now. To foster the partnerships and action needed for a sustainable future, UConn researchers convened to share their expertise in the Securing a Sustainable Environmental Future Symposium in October. Ashley Helton,  symposium co-lead organizer, deputy director of the Institute of the […]

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UConn Aims to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2030 and Become International Model of Sustainability

UConn will build on its culture of environmental sustainability with aspirations to achieve carbon neutrality on campus by 2030, making it a living laboratory to develop and demonstrate new approaches to mitigating climate change’s harmful effects. President Radenka Maric, an internationally known expert in clean energy research, announced the carbon-neutral plan recently in a letter […]

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From Policy to Practical: UConn Students, Alumni Use Personal Strengths to Address Climate Change

Marshaling the University’s resources to tackle the pressing issue of climate change through research, policy advocacy, and more ______________ Sena Wazer ’22 (CLAS) was only 11 years old when the Paris Climate Accord was signed, but it wasn’t until three years later in 2018 when she started to pay attention. That was the year the United Nations Intergovernmental […]

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UConn Among Sierra Club’s Top 10 “Cool Schools”

UConn has once again been rated among the nation’s greenest schools in the Sierra Club’s annual “Cool Schools” rankings, which evaluate universities for their environmental sustainability. This year, UConn ranks #8, and maintains prominence as one of the world’s most sustainable campuses. The Sierra Club rankings are determined using data collected by the Association for […]

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UConn’s STEAM Team: Solar Trees and the Power of Community

By: Olivia Ortegon and Margot Wentzel When one imagines solar power, the image that typically comes to mind is one of industrial, black or blue panels arranged in a formulaic, geometric pattern. Words that do not normally come to mind are those such as organic, natural, or even beautiful. But there is one team at […]

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Energy Department Releases its Hydrogen Program Plan

EERE News November 12, 2020 Energy Department Releases its Hydrogen Program Plan Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for the Department’s hydrogen research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities. The DOE Hydrogen Program is a coordinated Departmental effort to advance the affordable production, transport, storage, […]

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Zhang and His Students Look To Advance Power Systems Into The Future

Over 350 million people in the United States depend on the reliability and consistency of the 450,000 miles of high-voltage lines that form the U.S. power grid to do important daily tasks. With stronger weather events and an increasing number of cyber-attacks, reliable safeguards and technologies are needed to protect this very important utility. The […]

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