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The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

A field of solar panels located at the Foothills campus. The solar panels provide some solar electricity to power Colorado State University. (Julia Trowbridge | Collegian)

CSU alumnus contributes to green energy with solar company Renewablue

Corbin Reiter April 15, 2019

Colorado State University alumnus James Mitchell began his quest to add solar energy into Northern Colorado by founding Renewablue, a solar consultation company that helps residents in Fort Collins find...

A field of solar panels located at the Foothills campus. The solar panels provide some solar electricity to power CSU (Julia Trowbridge | Collegian)

CSU’s renewable energy goals to be determined by City of Fort Collins

Julia Trowbridge September 17, 2018

Colorado State University is looking to the City of Fort Collins to help with its renewable energy goals. From around 65 proposed projects presented to CSU for renewable energy resources, the University...

Stettner: Trumps energy policy is fundamentally dangerous

Stettner: Trump’s energy policy is fundamentally dangerous

Alexandra Stettner November 30, 2016

One of the major reasons I opposed Trump was because of his proposed energy policy. It’s a complete disaster for the environment. Trump has outwardly supported the oil, gas, and coal industries,...

Recycling bins are located in virtually every building on campus and are one of the ways the CSU stays green. (Photo Credit: Ryan Arb).

As CSU continues to achieve sustainability awards, students say efforts should increase

Erin Douglas August 28, 2015

Though CSU has won four awards in the past year for sustainability efforts, students say there is room for improvement concerning sustainability on campus. Zero-waste events contribute to CSU's sustainability...

It takes about one week to install a set of solar panels, according to Nick Williamson, Commercial Project Manager for Namaste Solar. Colorado State University plans to install five more sets by June. (Photo by: Christina Vessa).

Green Energy Team proposes sustainable improvements to Natural and Environmental Sciences Building

Christina Vessa April 16, 2015

Solar panels, occupancy sensor lights and a micro grid are building additions that could keep rare ice samples frozen in case of an electrical outage if a proposal by the Green Energy Team at Colorado...

Students propose greener version of Hartshorn for competition

Students propose greener version of Hartshorn for competition

April 29, 2014

The sixth annual Green Energy Challenge is underway and the National Electrical Contracting Association of CSU is ready. “Our confidence level is very, very high,” said Daniel Proud, president...

The Colorado State University Solar Plant, located off of Laporte Ave. and Overland Trail, sits on 30 acres of land and harvests enough energy to power the CSU Foothills Campus.

CSU to build a steam power plant

March 28, 2014

Electricity is vital to every American household and it somehow becomes one of our basic needs, like food and water, whether we are conscious of it or not. However, with decades of utilizing coal as...

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