Wells Fargo commits $500,000 to UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center
September 6, 2017
• To be given over four years
• “The EEC is working hard to find innovative, sustainable solutions”
The University of California, Davis, Energy Efficiency Center is getting $500,000 from Wells Fargo Bank.
The money, to be paid out over the next four years, will support operational and programmatic needs of the EEC, including its new Energy Graduate Group program.
“The EEC is working hard to find innovative, sustainable solutions to key energy and environmental issues of the 21st century and beyond,” says Barry Neal, co-head of Wells
Fargo’s Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance Group and member of EEC’s board of advisors.
Benjamin Finkelor, executive director of the Energy Efficiency Center, says Wells Fargo is the first of its leadership sponsors to renew their support “as we transition from a Center to an Institute and launch what is poised to be a world-leading graduate program in energy systems.”
Leadership sponsors help pay the tab of bringing together top experts on sustainable energy solutions through the support of key research, education, and outreach initiatives.
One of the programs benefiting from Wells Fargo’s $500,000 commitment is the EEC’s new Energy Graduate Group which will provide students the interdisciplinary training required to address energy, environmental, economic, policy and social challenges facing California, the U.S., and the world.