Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions are crucial to combating the threat of climate change. In the absence of significant federal action to address GHG emissions, universities have become laboratories for innovative energy efficiency policy solutions to reduce such emissions. We believe that New York University (NYU) can play a vital role in this movement by developing and implementing a pioneering energy efficiency program on an urban campus. NYU should pay particular attention to reducing energy use in buildings, which are an overwhelming source of GHG emissions.
Author: Zoe Palenik, Student Fellow in Sustainable Energy