Two D.C.Universities Go Solar

Two D.C.Universities Go Solar

Two local universities will get half their energy next year from solar power. The deal could encourage more schools and businesses to move away from fossil fuels, but raises questions about cost and efficiency.

Two D.C. universities plan to get half their energy next year from solar power. Supporters hope the precedent-setting deal with a North Carolina energy firm will encourage more colleges, businesses and governments to move away from fossil fuels. But questions persist about whether solar power is too expensive and inefficient. Kojo explores solar adoption at American and George Washington universities and what it means for D.C. and the future.

Guests

Meghan Chapple

Director, Office of Sustainability, George Washington University

Charles Frank

Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Greg Dotson

Vice President for Energy Policy, Center for American Progress

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