Date of Award
Professional Science Master in Environmental Science and Management
Environmental Science and Management
Portland State University, Renewable energy sources -- Evaluation, Campus planning -- Environmental aspects -- Oregon -- Portland, Universities and colleges -- Environmental aspects -- Oregon -- Portland
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.
© 2019 Emily Quinton
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Quinton, Emily, "Developing a Framework to Assess Renewable Energy Options for Higher Education Institutions: Values-Based Recommendations for Portland State University" (2019). Environmental Science and Management Professional Master's Project Reports. 56.