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Plastic pellets could help reduce dependence on coal at the MU power plant

Missourian Summary Plastic is gaining traction as the next source of sustainable energy, despite its reputation as a major polluter. Environmentalists are looking for new ways to reduce landfill pollution, and power plants are looking for energy sources that produce lower greenhouse...

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Montana State University will ask the regents for authorization to buy land

Bollyinside Summary The parcel of land is along Greek Way and South Third Avenue and includes an existing building of about 7,296 square feet. The property, roughly 1.3 acres, is surrounded by land already owned by MSU and would bring a complete section of 5.2 acres under MSU ownership and...

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Canadian university becomes IAEA Collaborating Centre

WNN News Summary The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has designated Ontario Tech University as a Collaborating Centre to support IAEA activities on advanced nuclear power technology, including small modular reactors (SMRs), as well as the non‑electric applications of nuclear energy...

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U.Va. and William & Mary provides updates on their joint climate action plan

The Cavalier Daily Summary The University and the College of William & Mary shared progress, challenges and new initiatives for their joint 2030 Sustainability Plan in a webinar Wednesday afternoon. Sustainability Directors Andrea Trimble and Calandra Waters Lake — representing the...

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UVM sustainability fund helps create change on campus

WCAX6 Summary A special fund at the University of Vermont encourages students to propose and create real change on campus and within the community when it comes to sustainability and clean energy. The Sustainable Campus Fund is supported by a $10 fee paid by each student and is then...

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Stevens to begin sourcing 100% of electricity from renewable energy this fall

ROI-NJ.COM Summary Stevens Institute of Technology will source 100% of its electricity directly from a local renewable energy source beginning this fall, the school announced Monday. The effort will put Stevens among a small number of universities in the U.S. electing to voluntarily...

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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy reviews plans to enhance sustainable development

Khaleej Times Summary Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, chaired the council’s 64th meeting held remotely. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, attended the meeting. Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi,...

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Funding confirmed to replace the final NHS coal boilers Summary Centrica Business Solutions plan to replace the final NHS coal boilers with a new energy-efficient alternative. The £2.7m project will see the installation of a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation trust. ...

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Brown launches sustainability strategic plan to confront urgent environmental challenges

News From Brown Summary Building on decades of work to alleviate the effects of campus operations on the natural environment and to create a more sustainable future through research, teaching and community engagement, Brown University has launched a new strategic plan for sustainability...

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Penn State's solar energy partnership recognized for sustainability innovation

Penn State Summary Penn State has been awarded a 2020 Sustainability Innovation Award by APPA, the professional association of educational facilities, for its commitment to solar energy. Although still in its infancy, the 70-megawatt solar energy partnership between Penn State and...