Protesters Tell Penn State to Stop Using Coal
Last week on the Penn State campus, students joined faculty and community members at a rally in front of the university’s coal plant. They called on the university to phase out the plant – which now provides 80% of the energy on campus – and move toward clean energy.
Penn State’s President Graham Spanier’s agreed to meet student leaders this semester to discuss the topic. Today a panel discussion on Penn State’s energy future will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Berg Auditorium of the Life Sciences Building.
Penn State is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainability Partnership Program, which has the school committed to reducing its global warming pollution 17% by 2012.
— Suzanne Bopp