Posts Tagged ‘Renewable energy’

Laudato Si’ deserves our attention

Thursday, May 25th, 2023
Laudato Si'

Perhaps you are wondering, “What is Laudato Si’ Week?” And for that matter, what does Laudato Si’ mean? Laudato Si’ is medieval Italian for “Praise be to you.” It is a quote from St. Francis of Assisi’s beautiful Canticle of the Creatures: “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains Read more

Dancers’ moves help to power Glasgow music venue

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Glasgow arts venue SWG3 has switched on a system that creates renewable energy from the body heat on its dancefloor. Dancers’ heat is piped via a carrier fluid to 200m (650ft) boreholes that can be charged like a thermal battery. The energy then travels back to the heat pumps, is upgraded to a suitable temperature Read more

Are NZ electric vehicles green? Yes but maybe no

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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The number of electric vehicles on the world’s roads is surging, hitting a record number last year. That would seem to be good news, as the world tries to wean itself off fossil fuels that are wrecking the global climate. But as electric cars become more popular, some question just how environmentally friendly they are. Read more

New Zealand imported more coal last year than in any year since 2006, new data shows

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

The Government is being challenged on its spending on renewable energy after the revelation that coal imports last year passed a point not seen in New Zealand in 15 years. Newly released data shows close to 1.1 million tonnes of coal was imported into New Zealand last year. That’s higher than the total of coal Read more

Philippine diocese becomes first to switch to solar power

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

The Vatican has praised a Philippine diocese for becoming the first in the entire Catholic Church to adopt renewable energy. Vatican officials have released a document offering a guide for Catholics on how to take care of the earth as God’s creation and man’s “common home,” citing the diocese’s response to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Read more

Renewable energy for remote Solomon Islands community

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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An innovative pilot project aimed at replacing diesel power with quiet and constant renewable energy systems has been established at The Bishop Koete Rural Training Centre on Nggela Sule Island in the Solomon Islands. For Rural Training Centres in the Solomons, the money saved by not having to buy costly diesel is a huge benefit. Read more

Pacific voices have been heard at climate change conference

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Pacific voices have been heard at the Climate Change Conference in Paris, COP21. “It is through the actions of civil society and small island nations that the agreement recognises we need to keep a global temperature limit well below 2C, and work towards a limit of 1.5C to protect the most vulnerable states,” says Caritas Read more

Guam’s parishes go green and save money on energy

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Two more parishes in Guam are installing photovoltaic energy-saving systems on their roofs in an effort to save money and help preserve the environment. The parishes of Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey Church in Chalan Pago and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Agat have entered into a contract to purchase renewable Read more