Posts Categorized: Energy

Inflation Reduction Act for Churches

Ronald Newman Zoom screen grab Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Treasury for Inflation Reduction Act Implementation, Ronald Newman, recently addressed the 226th General Assembly’s Environmental and Climate Justice Committee. ( Learn more about the Inflation Reduction Act here.)  The Committee then chose to share 10 minutes with Newman for their report to the whole assembly. That presentation can be… Read more »

Fossil fuel phase-out on the table at COP28

Countries at the COP28 climate conference are considering calling for a formal phase-out of fossil fuels as part of the U.N. summit’s final deal to tackle global warming, a draft negotiating text seen on Tuesday shows. (To track negotiation drafts texts at COP28 click here.)DECEMBER 5: General view of “Don’t Fuel The Fire: Fossil Fuels Phase Out”… Read more »

Suggestions for Federal Funding for Church Energy Efficiency or Renewable Energy

Is your congregation curious about energy efficiency and/or renewable energy? Have you heard about the financial resources, tax incentives and pathways provided by this year’s legislation passed through the U.S. Congress for some of these kinds of projects? While not all congregations will be able to make use of these resources, some may be able… Read more »

Presbyterian minister Kate McGregor Mosley works to protect creation

You may have met Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley at a Presbyterians for Earth Care event, or crossed paths with her in her work with Greater Atlanta Presbytery’s earth care ministry, or maybe across the state of Georgia as she became the director of Georgia Interfaith Power and Light. PC(USA) Earth Care Congregations in Georgia have… Read more »

Executive Order Dismantles Climate Protections

The General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for decades have passed policies that share concern for God’s creation, our obligation to be good stewards of the natural world, and our role in reducing energy dependence, promoting renewable and sustainable energy use, and otherwise caring for the earth. In the last few months, President Trump… Read more »

Powerful Faith Statement on Final Clean Power Plan!

PC(USA)’s main ecumenical environmental partner is Creation Justice Ministries. Formerly the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Working Group, Creation Justice Ministries is a great team of individuals representing myriad denominations. We are thankful for our common work, and for this powerful statement. (Click here to download a nicely formatted pdf to share around!)   October… Read more »

First Presbyterian Tallahassee: Carbon Neutrality, Solar Panels, and “Fossil Free”

  Reflections from Brant S. Copeland, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Tallahassee, FL. www.oldfirstchurch.org       I have been serving as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Tallahassee for almost 30 years.  Throughout my pastorate our congregation has been deeply engaged in environmental stewardship.  In 2006 our Session responded to the General Assembly’s call to… Read more »

PCUSA Comment on the Proposed EPA Carbon Regulations

Yesterday, December 1, was the deadline for the EPA to receive public comments on the clean power proposed rule. Many Presbyterians lifted up their voice in local and national settings, encouraging this rule that will limit carbon emissions from existing power plants.   J. Herbert Nelson of our Office of Public Witness submitted a powerful… Read more »

Ohio “Faith Communities Together for Frack Awareness” Issue Press Release

The below press release has been released by the faith communities involved in Ohio’s “Faith Communities Together for Frack Awareness” (FaCT):   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ron Prosek PHONE NUMBER: 440-974-2035 EMAIL: rprosek.fact@gmail.com   July 8, 2014   Ohio Faith Communities urge Governor Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly to restore Ohio’s Energy Standards that… Read more »

Trinity Presbyterian in Santa Cruz Installs Solar

  Members at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Santa Cruz, CA, decided to take the leap of faith and apply for a loan to install solar panels on their church building. In an article about stewardship for the church newsletter, church member Russ Hobbs wrote about “solar coming to Trinity” as a brainstorm that began with… Read more »