UI ranks 5th for clean renewable energy sources

The University of Idaho recently announced it ranked fifth out of 356 institutions for clean renewable energy sources. 

Greenhouse gas emissions are down 25% since FY19 and 47% since the 2005 baseline largely due to the greening of Avista’s fuel mix, university energy efficiency measures, and closure due to COVID-19. Greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 were down 30% from the baseline in 2005.

The university’s first rooftop photovoltaic solar array was installed on the Integrated Research and Innovation Center last year. 

The university hopes to have a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by the end of 2027 and switch to 100% clean power by 2045.