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Carolina coal-free in a decade

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will end its use of coal by 2020. The announcement came Tuesday morning from Chancellor Holden Thorp:

“Universities must lead the transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy,” Thorp said. “Our systems for energy efficiency, cogeneration of electricity and steam, waste recycling, green building, mass transit and water conservation are models.”

Thorp said he expected Carolina’s decision to help guide other campuses.

Last year, the Sierra Club targeted 60 U.S. campuses to cut their pollution and end burning coal as soon as possible as part of its Coal-Free Campus Campaign.

Click here to learn more about how UNC-CH will accomplish its goal.

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