The University of Vermont’s Clean Energy Fund (CEF) was created in 2008 in response to students’ vision of UVM running efficiently on a fraction of its current energy needs, powered by clean, locally produced renewable energy that fulfills both the University’s needs and supports the local economy.

The CEF was established to advance renewable energy infrastructure on campus, and foster clean energy research and academics.

The priority for the CEF is to support renewable energy development by investing in projects that displace fossil fuel energy use by the campus. Preparing for and making the necessary changes to campus to transition away from fossil fuels engage the three aspects of sustainability: social, ecological, and economic.

The CEF is managed by the Vice President of Finance and the Office of the University Controller. The fund is administered through the Socially Responsible Investing Advisory Council.

Energizing UVM: The Clean Energy Fund Report

CEF Report

Read about the many accomplishments and projects resulting from the Clean Energy Fund since its inception in 2007.

Clean Energy Fund Evaluation & Review


Dr. Richard Watts, a faculty member in the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, was asked to review the CEF and produce a report (pdf) summarizing the results of his interviews with a variety of campus stakeholders. The content of the report and the recommendations are those of Dr. Watts and the interviewees and do not represent the official position of the University Administration.