29 Sep '14, 11am

Students Unite to Stop Natural Gas Power Plant on Campus

Students Unite to Stop Natural Gas Power Plant on Campus

One group of students responded with concern. They discovered that the university had already signed the lease and the City of Newark became a “public sponsor” of the project without making the dealings public. As we started to learn more and more of the project details, the list of reasons to oppose them only grew. At 279-megawatt, this power plant would have had the capacity to power five cities the size of ours. That the power plant would be used solely to power a data center seemed like a stretch. The truth, we eventually learned, was that the excess energy would be sold back to the grid, thereby making this, in our minds, more of a profit-making scheme than a power-producing initiative.

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