Pope Francis

Pope Francis praying

“First, it must be stated that a true right of the environment does exist, and for two reasons: First, because we human beings are part of the environment, we live in communion with it since the environment itself entails ethical limits which human activity must acknowledge and respect. Man, for all of his remarkable gifts… Keep reading →

Energy & Environment Update – September 2015 #3

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Congressional activities are abbreviated this week, with the observance of Yom Kippur and Pope Francis’ visit to the United States.

Pope Francis Visits Assisi

In a historic presentation to Congress, Pope Francis urged lawmakers on Thursday to take “courageous actions” on global warming, poverty and the refugee crisis. “I am convinced that we can make a difference and I have no doubt that the United States—and this Congress—have an important role to play,” the pope said in his prepared… Keep reading →

The Common Goals Of The Pope And Clean Energy


Pope Francis turned a keen eye toward the environment and the problem of climate change with his encyclical,“Laudato Si” (“Praised Be”), released yesterday. As a clean energy advocate, I’m heartened that Pope Francis recognizes the need to transform our energy system. He writes not as a scientist or politician, but as a pastor and spiritual leader.… Keep reading →


WASHINGTON – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released the following statement regarding the release of a papal encyclical on climate change by Pope Francis. “Pope Francis’ call to action on climate change is an important milestone in the global effort on this issue. His is not just a powerful moral voice, he also graduated as… Keep reading →

Central Utah Anchors State's Coal Mining Industry

At long last he did it – he came out with a strong, unequivocal statement on the need to fight climate change. Yep, actor Mark Ruffalo is urging action. I’m angry that we are still debating climate change, and that despite the reams of science-based evidence for it, there are still those who ignore the… Keep reading →

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It looks like those who dispute the necessity for action on climate change will now have to take on one of the world’s most popular figures: Pope Francis.  “Humanity is called to take note of the need for changes in lifestyle and changes in methods of production and consumption to combat this warming, or at… Keep reading →