Energy

DarlingtonMembers of the CUSJ are very concerned about human-caused climate change through the burning of fossil fuels. At the same time, we are very concerned that many of our energy sources damage the environment and endanger human, animal, and plant health.

The CUSJ Board believes that we must work towards a world based on smaller, local renewable energy projects. 

2016 06 24  CUSJ Letter to Congregational Presidents recommending Unitarians add fossil fuels to their screening criteria for ethical investing. Click here to see which UU churches have divested.

2016 06 Clean Air Alliance report on Power Choices — designing an energy plan for Ontario.

2016 o4 23 Greenpeace report:  Alberta can build 145,000 jobs in renewable energy.

2016 03 29 Wind power (and solar) reach new landmark in efficiency and value.

2015 05 12 World Bank Report gives policy roadmap for developed and developing countries to move toward low carbon economy.

2015 02 Clean Energy Review on Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax in BC.

2014 01 27 World Bank Chief Backs Fossil Fuel Divestment Drive

Ontario Clean Air Alliance petition to close the Pickering nuclear power plant.

Scotland Going 100% Green by 2020 – by Juan Cole, Informed Content, December 20, 2013

Carbon Tracker highlights that Financial Institutions are beginning to worry about wasted capital and stranded assets as Big Oil and Gas companies continue to explore and develop new reserves when we already have more known reserves than we can afford to burn and still stay within 2 (or 3) degrees average temperature rise.

Office of the Auditor General:  Commissioner’s Report on Environment and Sustainable Development.  Report gives an overview of government policies in oil and gas and nuclear including subsidies, policy direction,  issues of financial liability and preparedness in the event of oil spills and other disasters, and roles and responsibilities of different levels of government and the private sector.

The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association  supports the development of wind and solar co-ops and other forms of renewable energy in Ontario.  Its goal is to move us towards a 100% renewable energy future.

IMG_0612There is No Tomorrow — a half hour video that explains peak oil and gas, alternate energy sources, economic growth, and agricultural, water and soil challenges ahead of us.

Check out this video by the Jon  Cooksey  and the North Shore Unitarians   How To Boil A Frog

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