Education & Training

UC President Napolitano on prosperity, security and sustainability

The President of the University of California and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano shares her vision for turning the state’s world-class university system into an exemplar of climate readiness, responsibility and resilience.

One of the university system's efforts is to become carbon neutral by 2025. To achieve this goal, the UC has "bought their own utility" to supply power to many of its campuses, including 80 megawatts from two new solar farms. They have also ramped up the use of natural gas. Napolitano raised her concerns about that point, saying, “How do we make sure that natural gas is not the end-game? That it’s just a bridge to new technologies and not a cul-de-sac?”