As hunger strike comes to an end, McMaster generators sparks broader discussion about net-zero


A student hunger strike at McMaster University has come to an end, but has sparked a broader discussion about sustainability and the road to reach net zero carbon emissions. The hunger strike targeted the university’s planned natural gas power generators, which the Toronto Star explains would be used during peak usage times to reduce the university’s energy costs. CBC states that the university plans to use the savings generated from the project to support future carbon reduction projects such as the installation of electric boilers. McMaster published a letter to the community outlining its broader goals and efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. Researchers and members of industry weighed in in The Star and CBC to discuss alternative technologies that institutions and organizations are using to reduce their energy usage and carbon emissions.

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