This month, we spotlight Princeton’s new net zero greenhouse gas reduction target. Starting now with scalable early action, we are setting the stage to become a fossil-fuel free campus by 2046. This target includes both direct emissions from on-site energy production and fleet fuel use, and indirect emissions from purchased electricity. Additional indirect emissions from commuting, procurement and other activities are being studied to assess actionable reductions.
Our actions toward net zero emissions rely on both known and unknown strategies. Today's actions range from encouraging behavioral changes and the installation of new renewable energy infrastructure on campus, to rigorous investigation of new renewable electricity generated within our region.