Cal Maritime Sustainability team is developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP) as part of Campus Energy and Sustainability Policy aligned with Campus Master Physical Plan. The CAP is a working document detailing CSUs Sustainability policy and actions taken Cal Maritime to achieving a carbon neutral and eventually free campus, enhance sustainability programs in curriculum, supporting communities in their carbon reduction goals. This report will include a baseline study of our campus carbon footprint; a target date for achieving carbon neutrality and zero carbon; interim target dates for meeting milestones; recommended changes to campus operations and facilities; mechanisms and indicators for tracking progress. A full draft of version of this report will be ready by the end of January 2019.
Cal Maritime Sustainability team is exploring cost effective strategies to make the campus independent of grid power. In this initiative, clean power will be generated onsite with multiple technologies including PV Solar, Fuel Cell, Solar Thermal, Wind Power, Energy Storage Battery, and Marine Hydrokinetic technologies, showcasing several zero emission technologies for academic purposes. Energy Conservation measures in lighting and HVAC will also be identified and implemented. Innovative and creative financing mechanism are also being evaluated to minimize financial burden on general fund..
Marine Hydrokinetic Power (MHK)
Cal Maritime's MHK advisory team is working with Cross Border Solutions Company in identifying the feasibility of generating Hydrokinetic power from Cal Maritime waters. This study will identify how much zero emission power can be generated from Cal Maritime waters, how much can be used by the campus and how much can be sold back to PG&E or neighbors Chevron and City of Vallejo. This preliminary study is of no cost to Cal Maritime.