Posts Categorized: Energy

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 »

EPA New Carbon Plan

Monday marked an important moment in our care for God’s creation. The EPA, as part of the President’s ongoing climate action plan, has passed guidelines for curbing carbon pollution from power plants. As it says on the EPA website, “Power plants are the largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S., accounting for roughly one-third… Read more »

TODAY Dec 17 at 2pm Eastern, an ENERGY STAR webinar for PCUSA congregations

PCUSA Environmental Ministries and ENERGY STAR Webinar for Congregations   Tues, Dec 17, 2pm (Eastern) EPA’s ENERGY STAR has tools, tech support and national recognition for energy efficient worship facilities, freely available to  Presbyterians. Join PC(USA) Environmental Ministries and ENERGY STAR in taking our “good intentions” all the way to significant energy cost savings and… Read more »