In FY08, emissions from stationary sources was the 2nd largest source of net emissions for OSU, contributing nearly 35,000 t CO2e. Fossil fuel use for stationary sources has grown by 12% since 1998, the oldest year with intact data. The vast majority (over 95%) of emissions in this category result from the combustion of natural gas to make steam at the central heat plant. Furthermore, a cogeneration facility that will become operational in early 2010, natural gas consumption is expected to increase by more than 15%.
|FY10 Progress||Estimated FY10 Reduction|
|1: Increase efficiency of the generation systems that derives energy from fossil fuels||FY10||Energy Center,|
|2: Increase efficiency of distribution system that delivers energy from fossil fuels||FY11||N/A|
|3: Decrease user‐end consumption (conservation)||FY10|
|4: Minimize climate impact of stationary sources through use of technologies and alternative fuels||FY18|
|5: Offset remaining emissions from stationary sources||N/A|
For more detail, please see OSU Climate Plan pages 26-27.