Category Archives: Renewable Energy

President Obama’s speech to Georgetown University addresses climate change

“We are already paying the price of inaction”. Yesterday, President Obama’s speech to Georgetown University on climate change hit hard. The President was addressing the public in order to reveal his new “National Climate Action Plan”, but he was not … Continue reading

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Our Energy Future/Forward on Climate Rally

What would Marty McFly say about the world we live in today? In Back to the Future Part II (1989), the protagonist travels to 2015 to stop his son from getting involved with a rotten employer. Included in this depiction … Continue reading

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Did you know… the University of Iowa is pretty Green.

From the Under the Dome UI Student Blog, here are some ways the UI is striving to maintain an energy and cost-efficient campus that is helpful to the environment. The University of Iowa is one of the EPA’s Green Power Partners! … Continue reading

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Biomass comes to University of Iowa Research Park (Oakdale) Campus

For over a year the University of Iowa has been working to plan, design, bid, and install a new biomass boiler in the Oakdale Renewable Energy Plant. This project replaced the oldest boiler in the plant. Working in an existing … Continue reading

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Biomass Partnership Project Update

 We have been working with a wide variety of folks to define how we are going to supply energy to meet our UI Vision 2020 Task 2 (2020T2)  goal of greening our energy portfolio.   2020T2 requires us to be using … Continue reading

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Daily Iowan guest opinion: Beyond Coal: Missing a bigger picture?

Ferman Milster,  associate director, utilities and energy management in UI Facilities Management  writes about how the UI  is “working to convert from coal to biorenewable energy produced and procured locally” in this guest opinion in the Oct. 27 Daily Iowan: The Sierra … Continue reading

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Power Shift 2011 lunch and learn

Thank you to all who attended the Power Shift lunch and learn! Just before Earth Day, 36 University of Iowa students and one student from West High converged with 10,000 other students from across the country at Power Shift 2011 … Continue reading

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Recycling and Energy Conservation in Colorado

Last week, we traveled to the University of Colorado at Boulder to learn more about that school’s award-winning recycling program. One of the first campus programs in the nation, U Colorado recycling was established in the mid-1970’s and has now … Continue reading

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UI’s 2020 Sustainability Targets

Last Friday, October 29 was a day of celebration for the University of Iowa as we announced the 2020 Sustainability Targets and signed a very special sustainability agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency Region 7. We were so pleased to … Continue reading

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Director Stanley Visits UI

This past Monday, we were pleased to host Roya Stanley, the Director of the Iowa Office of Energy Independence  http://www.energy.iowa.gov/index.html , as well as Brenda Easter and Rob Grayson, who work in OEI’s Policy and Communications Division. The purpose of … Continue reading

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