The News Sentinel reported on the delivery of a new 40-ton boiler to the steam plant Monday as part of the move away from coal-fired boilers to natural gas and fuel oil boilers. In March, UT marked the end of coal use for campus energy needs.
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UT Knoxville received the Presidential Award for making the largest purchase of green power from the Tennessee Valley Authority in 2011. The university purchased nine megawatt hours of green power from TVA last year. That is the equivalent of eliminating the yearly greenhouse gas emissions from 1,535 passenger vehicles, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.