Students battle for sustainability supremacy

The 2014 Water Battle — to see which residence hall can save the most water, by making just a few simple changes — runs from Oct. 1-31.

UC San Diego microgrid

Battery system will be able to light 2,500 homes

2.5 megawatt storage system — one of the largest in the nation — will be installed next spring.

UC Davis, SunPower to build largest solar power plant in UC system

Project is designed to generate 33 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year and expected to reduce the campus's carbon footprint by an estimated 9 percent.

Natural gas usage will have little effect on CO2 emissions

Greater utilization of plentiful natural gas could delay switch to renewable energy.

UC takes sustainability to the next level

UC pledges to be carbon neutral by 2025, an ambitious undertaking that no other research university has achieved.

The sun rises as one of UC's top energy choices

Largest solar power purchase by a university moves UC closer to its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025.

UC Irvine named coolest green school by Sierra magazine

All nine UC undergraduate campuses make ranking of most sustainable universities in the country.

Charles Cai

New technology boosts biofuel production

Research leader: 'Successful commercialization of biofuels technology is about yield, yield, yield, and we obtained great yields with this novel technology.'

Berkeley Lab's FLEXLAB

Lab project to drive increase in building efficiency

FLEXLAB's flexible design building will test low-energy systems and components.

UC Santa Cruz to offer sustainability minor beginning in fall

Curriculum's strong engineering component gives students extensive hands-on experience for jobs in a "green economy."

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