Clean Energy Powers College and University Endowments

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by Stacy Clark, April 23, 2016

The majority of the 400 colleges and university endowments that have received official requests by their students to divest from fossil fuels have so far pushed back. The explanations offered generally lack the kind of thoughtful analysis that students are expected to demonstrate in their own coursework, leaving many wondering if academic endowments may just be woefully out of touch with the tumultuous state of our world’s climate. Others surmise that they are simply reluctant to change course, believing that the comfortable returns that fossil fuels stocks have delivered to investors will continue.