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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.

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.

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1 day ago
Climate change could rain on Saudi Aramco's IPO parade

The financial markets are adjusting. With governments stating that we need to cut our emissions to zero by 2050, investments in oil and gas majors are getting less attractive. Here is a good overview ... See more

Saudi Aramco's biggest asset could also be a liability.

2 days ago
De gletsjer die geen gletsjer meer mag heten

The death of a glacier on Iceland commemorated by the people with a ceremony and a sign stating: "you people, 200 years from now, will know whether we did enough knowing we had to do more". There is ... See more

Een monument voor een gletsjer. IJsland staat stil bij het verdwijnen van Okjokull. Dat is de eerste gletsjer, die door de opwarming van de aarde zo ver gesmolten is, dat die geen gletsjer meer mag ... See more

5 days ago
World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine | Haliade-X | GE Renewable Energy

45% more energy per wind turbine: meet the 12MW GE Haliade X. The first one is being installed in Rotterdam. Wow, we need just 15-20 each to replace a typical gas unit. This industry is setting new ... See more

The most powerful offshore wind turbine features a 12MW capacity and is 30% bigger than current offshore wind turbines. Learn more about the Haliade-X and its unique offshore wind turbine design, ... See more

2 weeks ago
We must change food production to save the world, says leaked report

IPCC recommends: a major shift towards vegetarian and vegan diets. “The consumption of healthy and sustainable diets, such as those based on coarse grains, pulses and vegetables, and nuts and seeds ... See more

Cutting carbon from transport and energy ‘not enough’ IPCC finds

1 month ago
Nissan sees Leaf as home energy source, says Tesla big battery "waste of resources" | The Driven

Nissan sees Leaf as home energy source.

“What I mean by that is you are going to use your cars probably more as batteries than as vehicles.

“As we know vehicles are parked 90% of the time – ... See more

The new 40kWh Nissan Leaf could be much more than a car - it could be a V2H "energy asset", says Nissan.

1 month ago
The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim. — Los Angeles Times

Will almost the entire California coast choose a "managed retreat" (move back, relocate, essentially cede the land to nature.) or hang on to "property values" and by mid century 2050 be in survival ... See more

California’s coastline is eroding with every tide and storm, but everything built before we knew better is fixed in place with nowhere to go.

1 month ago
National Trust to divest £1bn portfolio from fossil fuels

Divesting from greenhouse gas intensive industry is a thing. Not investing in these same industries anymore is the next step.

Banks are not financing nuclear and coal anymore and are starting to get ... See more

Move by heritage body follows revelations last year about oil and gas investments

1 month ago
Revealed: rampant deforestation of Amazon driven by global greed for meat

Personal choices do end up having a tremendous impact. The reverse is therefor also true. Eat less meat, try the beyond meat burger, plant trees.

Investigation exposes how Brazil’s huge beef sector continues to threaten health of world’s largest rainforest

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No flights, a four-day week and living off-grid: what climate scientists do at home to save the planet

Individual choices matter: over 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from household decisions, including mobility (especially using cars and planes), diet (especially meat and dairy ... See more

What changes have the experts made to their own lives to tackle the climate emergency?

1 month ago
When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez met Greta Thunberg: 'Hope is contagious'

AOC: "hope is not something that you have. Hope is something that you create, with your actions. Hope is something you have to manifest into the world, and once one person has hope, it can be ... See more

One is America’s youngest-ever congresswoman, the other a Swedish schoolgirl. Two of the most powerful voices on the climate speak for the first time

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