Austin Community College announced a plan earlier this week to power two of its campuses (Round Rock and Elgin) with 100 percent renewable energy by June 2020, as was shared in a press release from Environment Texas.
According to Environment Texas, this makes ACC the first community college district in Texas to switch over some of its campuses to 100 percent wind and solar power.
“It’s nice to have some good news for a change,” said Luke Metzger (Executive Director of Environment Texas). “With solar energy systems installed on nine campuses, ACC was already a leader within Texas for renewable energy and sustainability. Now, by moving two of its campuses completely off of fossil fuels, ACC is significantly reducing its carbon footprint and helping ensure a safer, more livable climate for our community. Go Riverbats!”