Go 100% Renewable

We want all universities and colleges to be powered by renewable electricity. 

83% of students and staff think their institution should buy or generate renewable electricity.

But only 39% of electricity used across higher education is renewable, and less than 1% is generated by institutions. This is at the same time that 2 out of 5 universities are on track to miss their own carbon targets.

We can do better than this. It's time to go 100% renewable.

This could be achieved through switiching to a 100% renewable electricity supplier or perhaps installing renewable infrastructure on-campus. You might even want to go a step further and make this community owned.

By supporting and creating renewable alternatives we can ensure that the transition from fossil fuels is just and benefits everyone, not just the privileged few.

If you're organising in a Further Education College then this is the Emissions Impossible campaign ask for you - check out how to campaign on this in Further Education here.

Why go renewable?

  • Reputational benefits in being a part of the clean electricity revolution and positive communications celebrating progress made.
  • Networking hubs – UK and US educational institutions can learn across international borders.
  • Strengthening of community relationships.
  • Contributing to the progression of the divestment from fossil fuels and investment in a socially and environmentally responsible sector.

If you want help switching your electricity​ provider, or generating your own renewable electricity​, just get in touch.