November 19, 2018

Global faith leaders, a ski company, and a utility in Indiana all agree: Clean energy is the way forward for everyone.

In one coal state, renewable energy is set to win by 2028

Indiana ranks #3 in coal consumption across the US, but not for long. The Northern Indiana Public Service Company, one of the state’s primary electric providers and traditionally a coal giant, announced that it will save electricity purchasers—consumers and industries— $4 billion over the next 30 years. NIPSC will use a mix of solar, wind, energy storage, energy efficiency measures, and demand management to reduce its dependence on coal by 100% by 2028.

To learn more about another effort in the Midwest to  expand clean energy, visit Soulardarity, from Detroit, Michigan.

At the Parliament of the World’s Religions, climate justice is front and center

Leaders at the World Council of Religions in Toronto, Canada last week held several dialogues to discuss how global faith communities can speed up action on climate change. Identifying climate change as a moral, ethical and spiritual challenge, the President of the World Council of Churches-North America explained, “we believe the spiritual roots of climate change point to a need for this conversion, to repent from individual and collective patterns of consumption that put the creation and life at risk.”

Like global interfaith leaders, Native American leaders in North America are guided by their spirituality in their climate activism. To learn more, visit Native Organizers Alliance.

Vail Resorts Purchases Enough Renewable Energy to Offset 100% of Emissions

Vail Resorts, Inc. has committed to a long-term wind energy contract to purchase enough electricity to power 100% of its ] national and international operations by 2020.  Locally, the company also signed a contract to support a new solar energy facility in Colorado and is sponsoring a request for proposal that could significantly increase wind, solar, and geothermal projects in Utah.

Most Native Americans in Colorado live near Vail on the Front-Range  of the Rocky Mountains. To learn about Native communities working toward a just clean energy future visit Native Organizers Alliance.