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.


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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U.S. refiners, chemical makers pare insurance coverage as accidents boost costs

Insuring your petrochemical plant is getting more expensive due to more and more accidents in the industry. The industry response: ditch insurance. They could have chosen to focus on more safety and ... See more

U.S. refineries and petrochemical plants are cutting back on insurance because s...

2 weeks ago
AE, but not drivers, charging toward renewable goals - Austin Monitor

We are on our path to a NET-ZERO greenhouse gas community wide city. How are we doing?

The City of Austin has made considerable efforts to reduce the community’s carbon emissions. Austin Energy, a ... See more

A report from the Office of the City Auditor states that Austin Energy is on track to reduce carbon emissions from utility operations so the city can meet its goal of being carbon-neutral by 2050. ... See more

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Almonds are out. Dairy is a disaster. So what milk should we drink?

All milk alternatives are far better for the planet than dairy. A 2018 study by researchers at the University of Oxford showed that producing a glass of dairy milk results in almost three times more ... See more

A glass of dairy milk produces almost three times more greenhouse gas than any plant-based milk. But vegan options have drawbacks of their own

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Lekkages in VS van sterk broeikasgas methaan vanuit de ruimte opgespoord

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Terrein Lowlands krijgt carport van 90.000 zonnepanelen

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Festivalgangers kunnen straks hun auto kwijt op het overdekte zonnepark, dat genoeg stroom moet leveren voor 10.000 huishoudens.

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Fully Charged LIVE Electric Vehicle & Clean Tech Extravaganza
Coming to Austin’s Circuit of the Americas This Weekend.

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3 weeks ago
Charged EVs | Sweden to develop plan to phase out fossil fuel cars

Sweden’s government has appointed a commission of inquiry to offer proposals on when and how sales of new fossil fuel cars, and fossil fuels themselves, should be phased out. The group is also ... See more

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4 weeks ago
Norway says its new giant oil field is good for the planet. Critics call it climate hypocrisy

Carbon neutral by 2030 as a country? Norway is planning for it. But wait. They also export 5 times their current emissions as the 2nd largest oil exporter after Russia in Europe. When does this ... See more

It's not a boast you usually hear about an oil field: Norway says its huge new facility is great for the environment. Its critics, however, see Norway's third-biggest oil field ever as a perfect ... See more

1 month ago
Microsoft wants to capture all of the carbon dioxide it’s ever emitted

The new goal setting boundary: aiming to not just being carbon neutral but committing to removing all emissions you have caused. Microsoft is doing it. I call it NET ZERO for life.

It plans to slash emissions over the next decade.

1 month ago
Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum’s risks report

For first time, environment is at top of list of issues worrying world’s financial system. The World Economic Forum says the top five financial risks in terms of likelihood in the next 10 years ... See more

For first time, environment is at top of list of issues worrying world’s elite

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