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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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2 months ago
Vrachtwagens met zonnepanelen op het dak gaan de weg op

Less bad and why not: Solar on the roof of truck saves 600 gallons of diesel for cabin electricity use, or about 5% of fuel per year.

Zonnepanelen op het dak van een vrachtwagen zijn snel terugverdiend. De sector is enthousiast.

2 months ago
Message of the Holy Father for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (1 September 2020) | Francis

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION
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We have broken the bonds of our relationship with the Creator, with our fellow human beings, and with ... See more

Message of the Holy Father for the celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, 1 September 2020

2 months ago
Its Electric Grid Under Strain, California Turns to Batteries

Heard about the rolling blackouts in California a little while back? Its Electric Grid Under Strain, California Turns to Batteries

When demand exceeded supply in a recent heat wave, electricity ... See more

When demand exceeded supply in a recent heat wave, electricity stored at businesses and even homes was called into service. With proper management, batteries could have made up for an offline gas ... See more

3 months ago
Climate Equity Plan Public Feedback

What do you think about the draft Austin Climate Equity Plan?

The 2020 Austin Climate Equity Plan is ready for your feedback! We hope you'll take some time to view the plan's goals and strategies ... See more

Welcome to the all-new SpeakUp, Austin! community engagement portal. We're currently in Beta testing for the new platform and invite you to participate and provide your feedback.

3 months ago
Future design: What 'living' clothes can do to absorb carbon emissions

Clothing that is alive and sequesters carbon dioxide: here is the raincoat that you need to have!

The estimated footprint of a cotton shirt over its lifetime is 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of carbon ... See more

From 'living' textiles that photosynthesize to clothing made from engineered algae or wood, we look at high-tech alternative materials that may help the fashion industry reduce its colossal carbon ... See more

3 months 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

3 months 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.

4 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

8 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

8 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.

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