• USCCB domestic policy chair sees hope in bipartisan carbon pricing bill

    USCCB domestic policy chair sees hope in bipartisan carbon pricing bill

    • Jan 30, 2019

    The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said a new carbon pricing bill introduced Jan. 24 in Congress is a “hopeful sign” that “climate change is beginning to be seen as a crucial moral issue, one that concerns all people.”

  • Catholic Energies looks to help church organizations go green

    Catholic Energies looks to help church organizations go green

    • Oct 2, 2017

    Catholic parishes, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and other organizations operate an estimated 70,000 buildings, most of which use energy inefficiently, wasting about $1 billion a year. Reducing energy usage by 25 percent in those buildings could save $630 million and 8.7 billion tons of coal.

  • The pope doesn't like carbon credits, to economists' chagrin

    • Jun 18, 2015

    The encyclical on the environment that Pope Francis released Thursday offers blistering criticism of 21st-century capitalism, expressing skepticism about market forces, criticizing consumerism, and cautioning about the costs of growth. But where Francis’ environmental and economic agendas meet, he leaves something of a paradox, and potentially ammunition for both sides

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