Michigan State U Releases Energy Transition Plan, Calls For Campus Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Michigan State University on Monday unveiled its Energy Transition Plan, a strategic plan aiming to guide the institution to a more energy-efficient future.

The plan was crafted over the course of the past year-plus by MSU's Energy Transition Steering Committee, a 24-member group of students, faculty and staff charged with developing a plan to help the university reach its energy needs while remaining cognizant of environmental impacts and costs.

The Energy Transition Plan's goal is to guide MSU to a future where the university is powered completely by renewable energy.

“This is the first and most important step toward a renewable future at MSU,” President Lou Anna K. Simon said in a statement. “If adopted by the Board of Trustees, this plan will set standards and govern future energy decisions, similar to how the Campus Master Plan guides the university’s growth.”

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