Let’s Make Plans to Electrify the UC
The climate crisis requires promptly retiring the UC’s
methane-burning fossil fuel infrastructure
The UC Burns Methane Gas on its Campuses
The campuses burn methane in cogeneration plants to generate electricity and heat.
The UC’s Massive Emissions Exacerbate the Climate Crisis
The burning of methane emits over 1 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide per year (Scope 1 emissions)
The UC’s Current Approach to Climate Action is Outdated
The UC’s climate action plan is called “Carbon Neutrality 2025”. At this point, this depends heavily on purchasing carbon offsets, which is deeply problematic.
There is an Alternative: Early Retirement of the UC Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
The UC needs to make plans now to run its campuses on electric input instead of (mostly) methane. The electric input will come from the wider grid, which is increasingly sourced from utility-level wind and solar.