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Barney: The Future of Transportation Isn’t just Electric

By Sebastian Barney, Opinion Writer February 17, 2023

  When we talk about solving climate change, we typically offer the electrification of appliances and utilities as one solution. Of course, this solution must accompany renewable energy initiatives...

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Shadley: The U Must Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Research

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer April 29, 2022

  I first learned about the Energy and Geoscience Institute when I co-authored an article with Isaac Reese about democratizing campus. We were stunned to find that a research institute at a public...

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Shadley: There’s No Such Thing As ‘Green’ Cryptocurrency

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer January 23, 2022

  In just seven years, the price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed from roughly $250 to over $42,000. If 15-year-old me had scrounged together $1,000, my whole college tuition and living expenses would...

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Buening: What You Need to Know About COP26

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor December 1, 2021

  In 1995, the first Conference of the Parties (COP) was held. Since then, world leaders have gathered to collaborate on solutions to the climate crisis. The 26th United Nations Climate Change...

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Buening: Fossil Fuel Corporations Subvert Democracy

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor November 12, 2021

  On Oct. 28, 2021, executives from four major oil companies appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Under oath and before Congress, the leaders of ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron...

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Utah’s Fossil Fuel Industry: Is Divestment Possible?

By Kailey Gilbert, News Writer November 3, 2021

  Despite the nation's dependence on electricity generation from coal decreasing from 60% to 33% in the past two decades, Utah still gets 76% of its electricity from coal, according to the Healthy...

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Editorial: Divestment Requires More than an Empty Approval

  Months after the University of Utah’s academic senate approved steps for divestment, the campus community is still left in the dark. Many hoped that a greener campus future would...

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Buening & Shadley: De-Stigmatizing Climate Policy within the GOP

By Will Shadley and Sarah Buening July 23, 2021

  In 2016, only 2% of people listed climate change as their “most important issue” in determining their pick for president of the United States. Between record-setting wildfire seasons, a global...

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After Student Pressure, U Takes New Steps Toward Divestment

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer May 20, 2021

  The University of Utah academic senate voted in favor of the divestment recommendations made by the Senate Ad Hoc Committee for Divestment and Strategic Reinvestment Investigation. 70 members...

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Shadley: The University of Utah has a Moral Obligation to Divest from Fossil Fuels

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer April 6, 2021

  In the 1970s and 80s, student activists at the University of Utah advocated for the divestment of the university’s endowment from corporations that supported the oppressive policy of apartheid...