It's time for the Sooners to go renewable. The Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. (OG&E) and the University of Oklahoma announced today that the university will purchase 100 percent of its energy from wind power by 2013. OG&E and OU are partnering in a plan that will include OG&E-funded scholarship and sponsored events on campus, as well as an annual hedge fund tied to the University of Oklahoma's energy consumption. OU, home to a landmark Petroleum Land Management and Energy Management Program, wants to get more of its energy from wind power. The University also plans to buy carbon credits in markets such as the Oklahoma Gas and Electric. OU is one of 150 colleges that recently signed an initiative to provide more renewable energy programs in the American Colleges and University Presidents Climate Commitment. Last year, OU President David Boren signed the agreement, which calls on colleges and universities to initiate plans to “achieve climate neutrality as soon as possible.” –Lindsay Goodier, Online Editor,;;