The universities of Lower Silesia and Opole want to eliminate their carbon footprint, produce green energy, and increase energy efficiency. The rectors of the region’s universities have set up an Inter-University Green Energy Group.
The group will jointly apply for EU funds related to renewable energy so as to turn consumers into producers of green energy. It is made up of the University of Wrocław, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wrocław Medical University, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wrocław University of Economics, Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts and Wrocław University of Physical Education, as well as the University of Opole and Opole University of Technology.
“Today, we have established the first such a large group of universities in Poland, and perhaps even in Europe, which will produce energy from its own photovoltaic farms or wind power plants and will strive for zero-emission”, says Damian Mroczyński from the University of Wrocław, one of the initiators of the initiative.