Category Archives: energy

UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy for 2016

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the relation between sustainability and energy. The 2016 program theme is “Nexus,” that is, the connection between water and energy. In … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, education, energy, policy, research, science, students, water

Author and Activist Terry Tempest Williams is Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground

Editor’s note: The independent news program, Democracy Now!, recently aired this compelling interview with environmental activist and author Terry Tempest Williams (pictured at right), who earlier this week made a bold move in protest of the fossil fuel industry. Tempest Williams bid on … Continue reading

Posted in energy, humanities, news, parks and public land, publications

Chicago Transit Authority to Purchase 20-30 New All-Electric Buses

The Chicago Transit Authority found its first two all-electric buses delivered impressive results, and plans to purchase 20-30 additional all-electric buses in the next several years. The electric-propulsion buses are designed to provide a cleaner, quieter ride that reduces fuel … Continue reading

Posted in cities, energy, news, pollution, transportation

Roosevelt Faculty Member Dr. Carla Jones Co-Authors Textbook on Renewable Fuels, Sustainable Energy Future

We are excited to announce Roosevelt’s own Dr. Carla Jones, Adjunct Professor of Sustainability Studies, has co-authored Our Energy Future, an introductory textbook on the study of energy production, alternative and renewable fuels, and ways to build a sustainable energy future, which … Continue reading

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Good News from Paris: 195 Nations Create Historic Climate Change Agreement

Editor’s note: In recognition of the historic agreement on climate change reached in Paris at COP21 this past week, we reprint this announcement from the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change newsroom website. Read more about the details of the … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, economics, energy, news, planning, policy, pollution

Seeds Grow at The Plant: Emily Rhea Reflects on Her Fall 2015 Internship

This guest post is by RU senior Emily Rhea, a SUST major who has interned during the Fall 2015 semester at The Plant in Chicago.  Here, Emily reflects back on her work at this sustainable food production powerhouse the last few months.  … Continue reading

Posted in education, energy, food, internships, students, waste | 1 Comment

Paris Climate Conference Revisits the 2-Degree Goal

by Tiffany Mucci Today, the world’s Heads of State convene in Paris, as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) aims for a landmark agreement over the next two weeks which may at last curb global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. … Continue reading

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