Posts Tagged ‘Sustainable Energy’

Church asks council for $500,000 loan to fund solar farm

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
wind farm

Work on a multi-million dollar mega solar farm to power 400 low-income households in one of Hawke’s Bay’s poorest suburbs could begin as soon as December, the developer says. Power to the People, a charitable trust formed through St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hastings, hopes to set up a solar farm in Flaxmere with a Read more

Church in Guam installs solar panels on roof

Friday, November 1st, 2013

188 solar panels are to be installed on the roof of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at Yona, in Guam. They will supply about 65% of the church’s electricity needs. This will be the second solar panel array installed on a church owned building at the Yona. Last December, St. Francis Catholic School turned Read more

Vatican bishop calls for sustainable energy

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, yesterday addressed representatives of Caritas Internationalis on the economic crisis facing much of the world.

During his speech he called for greater care for the environment, the development of sustainable and a more just economic system. The Tobin/Robin Hood tax made “economic common sense” he said.

Sorondo told Caritas delegates from around the world that finance and the economy can benefit society if they are tailored towards the common good, but financial institutions can be destructive if unregulated.

“Economics must not be exclusive,” he said. The bishop called for economics to be seen in the context of other issues such as sustainable energy, the environment, education and social issues such as drug use and prostitution rather than just GDP.

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