Carbon Neutrality Update: On Track for 2016
February 10, 2014
Middlebury is on track to meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2016, according to an update issued by the College's Office of Sustainability Integration. The reduction is largely due to the College's biomass gasification plant, which came online in 2009, and numerous energy efficiency projects.
A new biomethane initiative will provide the next major cut in carbon emissions — potentially by as much as 40%. That project will supply biomethane fuel generated from Addison County dairy farms to displace the remaining oil still used in the College's heating and cooling plant. It is estimated to come online for commissioning in late 2014/early 2015.
The report also touches on a few other initiatives underway to reduce carbon emissions on campus. The full update is available here.