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Biofuels Initiatives


Among UConn’s commitments climate change action, UConn joined the New England Governor’s/ Eastern Canadian Premier’s Climate Change Action Plan and Pledge in 2003 and this committment was signed in late-2003 by President Austin. In April 2004, as part of the state’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) the governor also issued Executive Order 32, setting target percentages of clean energy purchase by state agencies by 2010, 2020 and 2050.  This led to CT Public Act 04-252 regarding climate change action and emissions registration.   

The University of Connecticut has already demonstrated support for renewable fuels by running its shuttle buses with a biodiesel blend.  This biodiesel is produced on-campus from waste cooking oil donated by campus-run dining locations. As these goals progress, the University will be continuing its initiatives to support and promote biofuels and the overall reduction in greenhouse gases.

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  Related News


Dr. Richard Parnas, Chair of UConn Biofuel Consortium awarded 2007 ELA Award (2007 Environmental Leadership Awards)

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Gas Tank (Uconn Advance, 11/29/2004)

Making the Educated Choice: Biodiesel (The Cool Current, Winter 2004-2005)




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Page last updated 12/15/08.  MNR.