The University of Missouri ranked among the largest users of green power, according to two lists recently released by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership.
The university is ranked 97 out of the top 100 U.S. organizations using renewable energy, and 16th of the top 30 colleges and universities.
On both lists, the university was cited for its use of biomass, solar and wind energy, producing more than 53 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power. That translates into 21 percent of the school’s total electricity use.
“We are excited to be home to a university that’s making remarkable strides in its use of renewable energy,” said Llona Weiss, Deputy Director for Administration in the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Energy. “The University of Missouri recently hosted the Ninth Annual Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference, and I can’t think of a more appropriate venue. Through its use of green energy, not only is the university reducing pollution and its impact on the environment, but it’s also contributing to the growth of the state’s energy industry. It’s a win-win for the university and for the State of Missouri.”