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The Takoma Park Presbyterian Church is the spiritual home of many who are working to reverse the effects of pollution and climate change on our planet and preserve the integrity of God's creation.
This page contains news and information on TPPC's efforts at environmental advocacy.
Access the web page of the Environmental Justice Office of the PC (USA)
to see what our denomination is doing about these issues.
For the past several months, the Property Committee has been working to install solar panels on the flat roof of the Education Building. Adding solar is now possible thanks to the new $30,000 roof we had installed last year. It is estimated we can produce approximately 30% of our electricity through the 81 panels that will be installed and save over $50,000 in the next 15 years. In addition, because our electricity feeds into the DC electrical grid, we can sell our solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) there. DC's SRECs market is considerably more lucrative than Marylandís thanks to legislation lobbied for by environmental advocates (like church member Mike Tidwell and his organization, Chesapeake Climate Action Network) and passed by the DC City Council.
We are still reviewing proposals from solar installers and need final approval from National Capital Presbytery, but hope to have the panels installed later this year or in early 2019.
From Interfaith Power and Light
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