- increase its commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency by retiring Sherburne County (Sherco) Coal Generating Station;
- build 5,000 MW of new wind generation;
- build 1,000 MW of solar generation, and;
- achieve a 2 percent annual energy efficiency standard.
30,000 tons of coal (three trainloads) are burned each day at the the Sherco Coal Generating Station, which provides power to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The Club’s Campuses Beyond Coal campaign aims to retire the entire fleet of campus owned coal plants and end schools' dependence on the coal-generated electricity they purchase.
Campuses Beyond Coal will continue collecting students’ comments on the Integrated Resource Plan. The student group also plans to host a town hall forum in February with community members, policy leaders, and technical experts.