Goal Two: Invest in sustainable energy research and development
The renewable energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets in this plan assume that not only will new energy technologies become available in the future, but also that MSU will contribute actively to the development and demonstration of these new technologies, and sustainable energy will become an integral component of the Boldness by Design initiatives and the land-grant/world-grant mission. The combination of world-class researchers, energy infrastructure, and involved student body provides an ideal opportunity for the university to assume such a leadership role in sustainable energy systems research.
- Promote sustainable energy research by using the campus as a living, learning laboratory for developing, evaluating and demonstrating new technologies
- Build on well-recognized sustainable energy research programs by aggressively seeking expertise and sources of funding
- Systematically invest a portion of energy costs and cost savings in sustainable energy demonstration projects on campus
- Streamline facilities, policies and systems to enhance cross-disciplinary, cross functional collaboration among academic units, faculty, staff and students