Project Development, Wind Power

University of Colorado Wind Power Purchase Highlighted in Salt Lake City

Briefly Noted

The University of Colorado’s student-initiated purchase of wind power is featured in a public exhibit promoting global warming awareness at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Organized by the World Resources Institute, the exhibit, “Global Warming and You,” is open through March 16. The University of Colorado is one of 11 organizations, communities and companies highlighted in a section of the exhibit focusing on local initiatives from around the country that aim to combat global warming. In 2000 the University of 2002-02-22 [SolarAccess.com] Colorado Environmental Center led a student initiative to make the college a model for university efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Students voted to increase student fees by $1 per semester for four years to purchase wind power. The program was the first of its kind in the nation and has been used as a model by several other colleges and universities.