Good News!

Updated 07.11.12

Every once in a while, a great story comes along that encourages the efforts of those involved in Creation Stewardship. If a “Good News” story comes your way, send it to Allis at and she’ll post it!

Governor Brown and the U.S. Navy are making maneuvers with California clean energy – 07.19.12 – Environmental Defense Fund Blog

Kilimanjaro Trees – 07.13.12 – PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly – video on efforts to reforest slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania headed by Bishop Fredrick Shoo, partly supported by Interfaith Power & Light’s Carbon Covenant program

Court upholds EPA’s greenhouse gas rules – 06.26.12 – Reuters

Judge Halts Transport of Gian Tar Sands Processing Equipment through Western Montana – 06.02.12 – Sierra Club

City of Los Angeles vows support for Clean Air Act – 06.27.12 – KPCC

A ‘Big Thumbs Up’ for Renewable Energy – 06.03.11 – New York Times – in May 2011, experts advising the United Stations said that renewable sources could deliver almost 80% of world’s total energy demand by 2050

San Antonio Coal Plant to be 1st in Texas to Close – 06.20.11 – – in light of environmental regulations, coal industry in Texas looks to more sustainable sources of energy

America’s Top Climate Cop – May 2011 – Nature – Mary Nichols, head of California Air Resources Board, is pressing head to reduce emissions in California

GE Sees Solar Cheaper Than Fossil Power in Five Years – 05.26.11 – Bloomberg – Mark M. Little, global research director for General Electric, says solar power may be cheaper the fossil fuels because of innovations

California, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, and Colorado Top the Nation in Clean Energy Leadership – 05.20.11 – Renewable Energy

February 1, 2011: SCE Buys 20 Years of Solar Power for Less than Natural Gas; overview of process of Southern California Edison buying 20 years of solar for less money annually than cost of natural gas

January 10, 2011: New Governor No Stranger to CIPL!: Last week, Jerry Brown was inaugurated as California’s 39th governor.  Having been both a Jesuit seminarian and a Zen Buddhist practitioner, he may be our most interfaith-friendly governor yet. Gov. Brown’s history with California Interfaith Power & Light goes back to 2001, when, as mayor of Oakland, he helped install energy efficient lighting at St. Augustine’s Episcopal church in one of our very first events.  Click here to see the coverage from the 2001 San Jose Mercury New archives.

December 6, 2010: By a vote of 4-1, New Mexico’s Environmental Improvement Board voted to require the state’s largest polluters to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 3% per year from 2010 levels, starting in 2013. This was largely encouraged by New Energy Economy, a coalition of organizations including New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light.

November 4, 2010: Prop. 23 battle marks new era in environmental politics. This article highlights the bipartisan, massive grassroots effort in defeating this initiative.