July 7, 2008
Land-Rich Colleges Explore Alternative-Energy Deals
To borrow from an adage, many colleges and universities have in abundance the one thing not being made much anymore: land.
In a time of expensive energy and concerns about climate change, land may be a major asset for colleges, providing a vastly different opportunity than it did in the past, when it was merely a place to set down new buildings, new campuses, or research parks.
Since new alternative-energy technologies like wind and solar demand a lot of