Student Fees to Pay for Green Fuel

John Davis

Students at Minnesota State University in Moorhead, Minnesota have been paying “green fees” that will help build a wind power generator for the school’s science center.

This story in the Dickinson Press has more:

minnstatesustain1.jpgThe 39.5-kilowatt wind turbine will generate enough energy to run the building, plus 20 additional kilowatts per month that could be sold back, said Pete Sand, co-chairman of the Sustainable Campus Committee that distributes green fee money.

The goal of the wind turbine is to help reduce the amount of electricity produced from coal fire, which releases carbon dioxide gases, Sand said.

“It’s the right thing to do and somebody’s got to start doing it,” he said.

The turbine could be up by next fall.