Maryland college opts for green electricity

April 23, 2007
St. Mary's College will be the first in the state to rely solely on environmentally friendly sources of electricity.

The smallest public college in Maryland will become the first in the state to rely solely on "green electricity," part of a growing effort among colleges and universities nationwide to be more environmentally friendly. St. Mary's College of Maryland will announce today that beginning next year, $45,000 from student fees will fund the purchase of renewable energy certificates. The certificates help subsidize alternative methods of energy, such as wind-powered generators, which scientists say are significantly more environmentally friendly than conventional sources such as coal.

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