5,500 Churches in the UK turn to Renewable Energy

3 Aug 2018: Climate Action writes:

Some of the UK’s oldest and most prominent church buildings are making the switch to 100 percent renewable energy.

Catholic, Church of England, Quaker, Baptist and Methodist places of worship are among the denominations making the pledge this week in a bid to tackle climate change.

Liverpool, York Minster, Salisbury, and Southwark cathedrals are some of the 15 Anglican buildings joining the campaign to reduce the church’s dependence on fossil fuels….

The Big Church Switch campaign, run by charities Christian Aid and Tearfund, provides advice to churches which are thinking about changing their energy tariff to become 100 percent renewable…

Last month, The Church of England voted to divest its investments in fossil fuel companies if they do not show progress addressing climate change and transition towards a low-carbon economy. The COE is a significant asset owner in the UK with a £12 billion investment and endowment fund.

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