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Rutgers Launches Climate and Energy Institute With Wide-Reaching Goals

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Effects of sea-level rise on the environment will be an important topic investigated by researchers at the new Rutgers Climate and Energy Institute. Image: Matthew Drews/Rutgers climate and Energy Insitute

Institute will combine and unify the strengths of three existing institutes on climate, environment, and energy research

University leaders are creating an institute designed to elevate the local, national and international profile of Rutgers–New Brunswick as a locus for scholarship on climate change, renewable energy production, energy conservation and their environmental dimensions.

The Rutgers Climate and Energy Institute (RCEI) will combine and expand upon the activities of three existing institutes on climate, environment and energy research at the university: the Rutgers Climate Institute (RCI), the Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) and the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS).

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