In 2015, the 30th General Synod passed another prophetic resolution that calls for a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The resolution encourages UCC pastors, conferences and members to urge federal and state lawmakers to enact or extend incentives that would lead to a rapid transition to renewable energy sources, with a total transition by 2080. It calls for immediate elimination of all fossil fuel subsidies, and to pass a carbon tax and legislation that will eliminate any further extraction of coal, oil and gas in the U.S. and abroad.
At the 2016 CTUCC Annual Meeting, a resolution was passed that supports the state-mandated reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the increase of renewable energy resources in CT.
The CTUCC stands in opposition to new fossil fuel infrastructure that would lock our communities into more greenhouse gas emissions for years to come.
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General Synod Resolution: Transition from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy