Pushing UC toward a carbon-free future
The University of California now produces more on-site solar energy than any university in the country — drawing enough sun power to light up a small city.
More is on the way, as UC stretches to become the nation’s first large university system to achieve carbon neutrality and move to 100 percent clean electricity over the next six years.
“UC is making big moves to reduce its environmental impact, but you can’t talk about those achievements without talking about how students have helped us get here,” said David Phillips, UC’s associate vice president for energy and sustainability. “Students have led the charge.”