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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.

All cars in the world drive the distance og one light-year per year. A new company plans to do that with the sun: a solar car that can drive north of 10,000 kilometers per year using the sun, and can be topped off using the grid. Pre-sales have started today. The car's name: Light-year one. ... See MoreSee Less

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The climate change impact divide... Counties grouped by income per person. Damage as percentage of county income from 0% to 25%, with poorest 10% on top and richest 10% at the bottom. science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1362 ... See MoreSee Less

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You want change? Change yourself. Sign up with 2020 or Bust and be the change that ends the climate crisis. ... See MoreSee Less

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Another 118MW solar farm is being built for Austin Energy. Do you see the solar installation, and, do you know in which county this is? One hint: if you google map the county you will see many many many fracking wells. Those will be depleted in the foreseeable future, but the sun will shine on. ... See MoreSee Less

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Austin Energy is contracting for a new 200MW wind project that will lower the average cost of generation. It is located in the South that has good afternoon winds, right when the prices are typically high and West-Texas wind is low. Together with solar it will help Austin Energy to keep prices low on peak with more clean carbon free power!

The wind purchase, with existing renewable commitments, are projected to result in Austin Energy reaching approximately 47% renewable energy after the project begins commercial operation in 2019.

The agreement will provide for a non-escalating fixed price per megawatt-hour of energy produced, which will allow Austin Energy to take full advantage of the federal wind production tax credit; that is set to begin declining in 2021. The agreement is projected to have a positive impact on the Power Supply Adjustment given current market prices and future price expectations.
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People power: 50,000 people form a 90 kilometer circle around an old nuclear plant that has suffered from multiple cracks asking to shut it down. The location is the border of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

The Belgian government does not want to close it as it produces 25% of all electricity and delivers a profit of 1 million euros per day.

www.chain-reaction-tihange.eu/en/
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