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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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4 weeks ago
First in fossil-free steel. Using HYBRIT Technology.

The first hydrogen steel mill opens in Sweden!

Using HYBRIT technology, SSAB replaces coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steelmaking, with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. The ... See more

SSAB is taking the lead in decarbonizing the steel industry. With HYBRIT technology, SSAB aims to be the first steel company in the world to bring fossil-free steel to the market already in 2026. ... See more

1 month ago
U.S. Flood Strategy Shifts to ‘Unavoidable’ Relocation of Entire Neighborhoods

A managed retreat from flooding that is more intense due to climate change is underway. Using tax dollars to move whole communities out of flood zones, an idea long dismissed as radical, is swiftly ... See more

Using tax dollars to move whole communities out of flood zones, an idea long dismissed as radical, is swiftly becoming policy, marking a new and more disruptive phase of climate change.

2 months ago
Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU electricity generation

Renewable sources have overtaken coal, oil and gas in EU electricity generation for the first time, new analysis shows.

Wind, solar, hydro and bio-energy generated 40% of the 27 member states’ ... See more

Wind and solar produced a record fifth of the European Union's electricity during the first half of the year - a trend accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic

6 months ago

100% renewable power for Austin! This is not the first time, and yes, mild weather, but look at this: we are running only on wind and solar! We only started adding solar at large scale a few years ... See more

6 months ago
Kabinet neemt toch nu klimaatmaatregelen; productie kolencentrales omlaag

While the EPA is on a leave in terms of enforcing pollution standards, the Netherlands is steaming ahead negotiating a scale back or buy-out and closure deal with 3 coal fired power plants. One could ... See more

Het kabinet vond het eerder niet opportuun om de aanvullende klimaat-plannen bekend te maken, maar nu komt het toch naar buiten.

7 months ago
Shell, Gasunie and Groningen join forces for mega wind and hydrogen plant - DutchNews.nl

Oil giant Shell, gas group Gasunie and Groningen’s port authority are joining forces to build a massive offshore wind farm and hydrogen plant in the northern province, Dutch media reported on ... See more

Oil giant Shell, gas group Gasunie and Groningen’s port authority are joining forces to build a massive offshore wind farm and hydrogen plant in the northern province, Dutch media reported on ... See more

7 months ago

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. When produced using renewable energy, it creates no greenhouse gas emissions.

7 months ago
Eerste waterstoftrein aangekomen in Nederland

First hydrogen train delivered to replace a diesel passenger train in the Netherlands. Hydrogen can be used for fuel and storage using offshore wind energy.

De komende weken rijdt de trein 's nachts, zonder passagiers, tussen Groningen en Leeuwarden.

7 months ago
Harrison Ford Says He No Longer Eats Meat and Dairy

“Star Wars” star Harisson Ford no longer eats meat and dairy.

“I eat vegetables and fish, no dairy, no meat. I just decided I was tired of eating meat and I know it’s not really good for ... See more

Harrison Ford has cut meat and dairy out of his diet; the star says he made the switch for his health and for climate change.

7 months ago
Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

Bezos will commit $10 billion to a new fund to back scientists, activists and organizations working to mitigate the impact of climate change. The initiative, called the Bezos Earth Fund, will begin ... See more

Jeff Bezos is throwing his weight — and wealth — behind the fight against climate change months after Amazon employees publicly pressured him and the company to do more to address the issue.

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