Georgia’s Agnes Scott in the top 10 for renewable energy on campus rankings

Report compares colleges and universities around the country on progress towards clean energy
For Immediate Release

Decatur, GA -- As colleges across the country prepare for graduation ceremonies, Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center is announcing which schools are in and out when it comes to the transition to renewable energy. In a new study released today, colleges and universities were ranked in five categories based on their shift to renewable energy sources like solar and wind power. Agnes Scott in Decatur, GA ranked 8th in the nation for on campus clean energy.

“Agnes Scott’s dedication to tackling climate change has earned it a well deserved spot among the nation’s top colleges and universities that are leading the shift to clean, renewable energy,” said Jennette Gayer, Environment Georgia’s Executive Director. “Their leadership is a shining example that should inspire higher education institutions across the country to transition to using renewable energy sources.”

Environment Georgia announced the ranking at the Georgia Solar Energy Association’s Women in Solar Energy (WISE) event. Susan Kidd, Agnes Scott’s Sustainability Director spoke at the event.

The top-ranking schools in each category are:

  • Most renewable electricity: Southwestern (Texas) University

  • Most renewable electricity on-campus: University of Minnesota, Morris

  • Most renewable electricity purchased from off-campus sources: George Washington (D.C.) University

  • Most renewable heating, cooling, hot water and other non-electric energy: Colgate (New York) University

  • Highest percentage of electric campus vehicles: Ringling (Florida) College of Art and Design

“Students will be the driving force behind future commitments to clean, renewable energy that will lead us to a fossil fuel-free economy,” said Gayer.