First Advisor

Max Nielsen-Pincus

Date of Award

2019

Document Type

Project

Degree Name

Professional Science Master in Environmental Science and Management

Department

Environmental Science and Management

Physical Description

1 online resource (96 pages)

DOI

10.15760/mem.58

Abstract

Taking voluntary action to increase renewable use is necessary for higher education institutions to meet carbon reduction goals. Options for increasing renewable energy are largely defined by state-level utility regulation as well as local and institutional electricity providers. This project contained three major stages: 1) determine renewable energy procurement and development options available to Portland State; 2) evaluate these options using a values-based assessment; and 3) develop recommendations and next steps for University stakeholders. Final recommendations include pursuing the Portland General Electric green tariff, directly sourcing renewable energy through PSU's direct access contract, and more.

Description

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Professional Science Masters In Environmental Science & Management

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/30323

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