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Ask a McMaster expert: Net zero carbon campus

By District Energy posted 03-03-2023 06:44


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McMaster’s experts are at the forefront of sustainable energy research and advocacy, advising governments on ways to reduce emissions and researching the latest clean energy technology.

Jim Cotton is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a clean energy expert. Here, he answers questions about how McMaster plans to reduce carbon emissions on campus outlined in McMaster’s Net Zero Carbon Roadmap and explores the trade-offs of having net zero carbon emissions as a goal.The roadmap involves reducing the use of an existing cogeneration power plant on campus, cutting carbon emissions by 21 per cent this year.

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