Renewable Energy and Sustainability Projects
As the U.S. economy and population grow, the demand for energy will continue to rise. Decreased production of petroleum and corresponding higher prices, along with stricter federal guidelines for coal emissions, necessitate a paradigm shift with respect to energy consumption—a move toward increased reliance on alternative energy produced from renewable sources such as hydropower, solar energy, biofuels and wind power.
Alternative energy concepts combine two of Morrisville State College’s historical strengths: agriculture and technology. The college intends to take the lead in developing leaders, experts and professionals in what will undoubtedly become a fast-growing, high-demand industry.
Several projects and initiatives have already been completed on campus which will provide not only educational benefits to students in several programs of study, but will also serve as energy sources.