Malcolm Wicks, the Energy Minister, has launched a renewable energy initiative at the University of East London. UEL has teamed up with solar energy company Solarcentury to install photovoltaic panels and wind turbine technology at its Docklands campus as part of the Government's Low Carbon Buildings Programme. Supported by the Carbon Trust, the university is set to cut its total carbon footprint by up to 20 per cent by 2012. Martin Everett, the vice-chancellor, said: "As well as the real carbon and cost savings it will generate, it also serves as a visible and tangible platform to communicate the importance of sustainability, and promote responsible practice among our students, staff, partners and visitors."
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