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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.

A friend recently changed all light bulbs in his house to LEDs which are getting pretty darn affordable. The result after three months: his electricity bill is down by 20%. They are available in almost any size or shape. ... See MoreSee Less

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Obama chatting us up on climate change action. Paris comes by. Doubling investments in research for clean energy. Wind, solar, storage, electric vehicles. All we talk about in just a few minutes. He makes it sound like it is all that normal: "clean energy should be able to out-compete dirty fossil fuels in every state". And it should be. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nearly 100 years ago, now, Serbian-born inventor Nikola Tesla introduced the world to alternating current electricity. Stable, safe, and able to be sent great distances efficiently, Tesla effectively used that new technology. Along with work he did with other inventors like Edison and Marconi, he helped to invent the modern world. A century later, another American immigrant named Elon Musk decided it was his time to change the world, and the company he founded- Tesla Motors- owes its name and inspiration to the great inventor.

It is fitting, then, that this striking, elegant commercial for the brand that carries the Tesla name to be narrated by the man, himself. You can check it out, below.
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The rapid growth of renewables is now occurring in tandem with the rapid emergence of EVs — and in the coming decades their synergies will benefit both industries. As the grid incorporates more and more renewables, the net carbon emissions of EVs will drop lower and lower, a true win-win outcome. ... See MoreSee Less

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Renee Boschert, tells senator Cruz her home was destroyed in the flooding. Referring to past comments Cruz has made about climate change, she says, climate change “is not ‘a political football.’ It’s a personal nightmare.” Well done Renee. ... See MoreSee Less

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Come check out our Faith and Energy Action Team this coming Monday. Hear from Dr. Jules Elkins speaking on actionables for our childrens' health and the environment and then Raj Ramachandran (11 years old!) speaking on the Youth Perspective of climate action. ... See MoreSee Less

Feb 2016 FEAT Meeting: What can you do locally for our childrens' health & Our Common Home

February 8, 2016, 7:00pm

St. Ignatius, Martyr

Join us on Monday, Feb 8 for our monthly FEAT meeting! This month, we will be talking about our childrens' futures and the necessary climate action associated. Agenda: 6:45pm - mix & mingle -7:15pm ...

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Wind installation cost have decreased 66% between 2008 and now. And Texas is reaping most of the benefits as we have installed more capacity than any other state. ... See MoreSee Less

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A project combining solar, small residential storage, smart plug load controllers and thermostats delivered impressive results, including dispatching 100 percent of target stored capacity during demand-response events and reducing the net peak load of the 34 homes to zero during peak load reduction scenarios. In addition, customers with the systems saw an incremental 33 percent reduction in their bills compared with homeowners who only had solar system. Further, the systems were able to take 70 percent of daily solar generation from the 34 test homes and shift it for use during the utility’s peak load hours of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., offsetting load and allowing power to be exported to the grid.

Under a project with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sunverge installed a 2.25 kW solar array, an SIS unit, smart plug load controllers and smart thermostats at 34 homes at a development built by Pacific Housing, an affordable home developer. This, in essence, created a “micro-grid” for consumer usage.
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Gail says: “Hospitals use a huge amount of energy,” she says. “When you look at what is contributing to their overall carbon footprint, it’s unexpected that the biggest contributor is the supply chain, not building energy use. And pharmaceuticals are the biggest contributor to supply-chain, energy-use waste. Measurements like this ensure we focus on the things that are most important.” ... See MoreSee Less

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What is your limit to get real with climate change and make change happen? This is effecting all of us. The video is alarmist for a good reason. If you have reached your limit and want to get real, reach out and see how you can be part of the fix. ... See MoreSee Less

What's your limit when it comes to climate disaster?

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