Harvard's Hesitant Move to Cleaner Energy

Harvard has lagged behind many other colleges and universities in tackling the transition to a carbon-neutral future. Finally it has committed to curbing its use of fossil fuels, but its investment portfolio - replete with fossil fuel corporate holdings - remains intact. In a letter to the editor of the Boston Herald today, I call on the university to exercise long-overdue leadership in cleaning up its endowment. I am responding to a short AP article which lauds Harvard for committing to cease using fossil fuels to meet its operational needs by 2050. Scroll down two items to see the letter.