9th May 2003

UNIVERSITY GOES GREEN

 

The University of Lincoln is one of a handful of UK universities to use renewable energy in an attempt to cut down on carbon dioxide emissions.

 

Next year green energy will be supplied locally in Skegness.  The new off shore wind turbine project at Inner Dowsing will be used by the university instead of the current source of wind power from the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.

 

The University of Lincoln is one of only four to be supplied with 100 per cent of renewable energy – the others are Loughborough, Sussex and Bradford.

 

As well as wind power, the university also buys its energy in the form of solar, biomass and hydro electricity worldwide.

 

Kate Hiseman, Energy and Environment Manager at the university, says: “The university is a major institution and as a role model we can benefit the environment and promote ourselves as environmentally sustainable.”

 

All of the main university campuses are supplied with this green energy – Brayford Pool, Riseholme Park, Cottingham Road, Thomas Parker House and Queens Gardens and George Street in Hull.

 

Kate explains that the university has an environmental policy. “We aim to promote environmental responsibility within the institution and to build on environmental best practice,” she says.

 

“The university recognises it is in a position to inform students, staff and other stakeholders of the need to make sustainable choices and in that we can all act as role models for the citizens of tomorrow.”

 

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For more information contact: Kate Williams, Press Office Assistant

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244

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