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Eco-Justice Resolutions
from the Episcopal Church

Governmental Policies for Environmental Stewardship

Final Resolution from the
76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, USA, July 2009

Resolution C011: Governmental Policies for Environmental Stewardship

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the General Convention of the Episcopal Church urges the U.S. Government to legislate equitable subsidies for renewable energy (such as solar and wind turbine power, and research into new technologies), along with balancing its current subsidies for non-renewable energy sources (oil, gas, coal); and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention supports adoption of a federal renewable energy standard which would specify that electricity suppliers obtain twenty percent of their electricity from renewable energy, with that amount to be increased over time; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention supports U.S. government programs worldwide which practice sound environmental stewardship, for example by building or converting public buildings to solar or other renewable energy and conservation practices, and utilizing renewable, clean energy to operate public transportation, and by saving water through water conservation, efficiency and reuse, thereby reducing the demand for energy-consuming processing facilities; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention directs the Washington Office of Government Relations of the Episcopal Church to promote these goals in their work, and to report regularly on this work through appropriate communication channels.


Proposer: Diocese of California

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