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Austin City Council adopted a resolution to become carbon neutral as soon as feasible, but no later than 2050. This is one of the most ambitious goals set by a city in the world and we are going to help with the development of the framework how to get there, and write up sector plan on what energy, waste, transportation and manufacturing sectors have to offer to make this a reality.

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FEAT, the Faith based Energy Action Team is bringing together houses of worship to promote climate stewardship and advocacy at their facilities, with their members and other organizations around town. FEAT meets every second Monday of the month at 7pm. Look for the invites on the FEAT page.

Our mission: Climate Buddies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that wants to empower people to include climate change considerations into every decision they make. We focus on live interaction with groups of people, for-profits, spiritual groups, public and academia. We focus on people, inspiration, guidance and are result driven. Anyone who wants to start to integrate climate considerations in decision making is welcome to join us or invite us for collaboration.

Our invitation to you: meeting the global energy and climate challenges

  • If you could work on meeting the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced, would you?
  • Would it surprise you to know that the climate and oceanic systems have been so perturbed by the massive burning of fossil fuels that the very continuation of human civilization is threatened?
  • Do you yearn to be able to say to your grandchildren, and theirs – and everyone else’s – that you did your part to leave the earth in a healthier condition than when you were born into it?
  • Many suspect that the time left to return the earth to a healthy, resilient condition capable of sustaining human civilization is short. The climate recovery challenge is in fact an energy issue, a challenge to increase both the energy available to power essential services and to make affordable, renewable energy accessible to all.
  • We must and can increase the supply of energy available while reducing the total greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy generation to near-zero rates.

Understanding these premises, we must have the courage to yearn for a credible possibility that each of us, and billions of others like us from all over the world, will become true caretakers for the earth – our planet that has given life to our kind; the creation which protects and nourishes us even in its injured state.

We believe in a world where if we take care of the earth, we can take care of the people. The economy is facilitating in this, not the starting point, just the result.

Sheep like better weather though, but still, they pair well with renewable energy landscaping. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wind turbines match really well with storms and cows! ... See MoreSee Less

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EV (all year) + HVAC (summer) + Electric heating (winter) explain most of the power spikes in this 2 year residential electricity use profile. Luckily, solar is producing more power on-site than is consumed. What are your main hitters? Of, vacations show as well, can you see them? ... See MoreSee Less

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Now you know why it was so important to get India and China on board in Paris and why it is good to know that China may have peaked out on coal usage: last year was the first year in a long time that Chinese coal use has gone down. ... See MoreSee Less

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Now you know why we need to stop using oil (electric transportation) and natural gas (use solar, wind + some form of storage): geopolitics play right into Russia's hands: two Russian companies own half of all gas and oil reserves. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stop burning fossil fuels, buy an electric car, put solar on your roof, sign up for a 100% renewable energy plan with your utility, you know what to do. Here is why. ... See MoreSee Less

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With more and more coal being uneconomical to mine, the amount of greenhouse gases that will be burned if we do not change our habits has gone down last year. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hillary Clinton 2016: America the clean energy superpower. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tim Kaine on Energy: It’s time for opponents of clean energy to stop acting like the reign of fossil fuels as our dominant energy source constitutes some sort of inviolable theology.

Even for those who don’t “believe” in climate science, or who think clean energy is a science project, it’s still common sense to move ahead aggressively with energy efficiency and clean energy. Unless, of course, they want America assigned permanent international follower status on the technologies other counties want to lead.

If we find out in 50 years that the climate science was wrong, we’re still ahead by getting off the dirty stuff. If the 98% of practicing climate scientists were right and we let clean energy pass us by, we’ll deeply regret it.

Clean energy adoption is being slowed by an inherent, incumbent advantage that fossil fuels have and are using to block innovative new technologies.

We don’t have a level playing field for clean energy because even the way we currently price electric power provides little incentive for energy efficiency and conservation.

An important step is to “take all the incentives that we currently put on heavy carbon and move them to mid-carbon, low-carbon and no carbon [energy sources]…we don’t need to subsidize mature industries and we shouldn’t be subsidizing the Big 5 oil companies.”
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Dr. Susan Pacheco. "My planet is sick. If I'm committed to the health of my patients, I have to care about the health of my planet." ... See MoreSee Less

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Senate hard talk by Lizzy Warren on climate change denying "Think Tanks". Did she take a cue or two from John Oliver or Jon Stewart? ... See MoreSee Less

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