Sunday, September 20, 2009

UC San Diego as Energy Innovator: Profile in Union Tribune

Onell R. Soto, a journalist with the San Diego Union Tribune, wrote about some of the ways UCSD is becoming a national leader in energy innovation. Excerpt below.

While the solar panels on the roof are good, they're not enough, says
Washom, the university's director of strategic energy initiatives.

He's part of UCSD's effort to become a national model for finding, testing and
implementing new power technologies by having the people who run its facilities
working together with the scientists on the cutting edge.

“It's not enough anymore to install solar panels, change lightbulbs or recycle,” said Jan Kleissl, an assistant professor of engineering.

The university “is moving from today's version of sustainability and changing to tomorrow's version,” said Steve Relyea, vice chancellor of business affairs.

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