REN Network

Renewal Energy Network

Animated by Fr. Frazer Mascarenhas S.J. – the Bombay Province Coordinator.

Fr Frazer Mascarenhas SJ
Fr Frazer Mascarenhas SJ

Global warming and climate change have been scientifically linked to the use of fossil fuels and the international community has finally acknowledged the need for tapering off the use of fossil fuels, if it has not yet committed to a Non-Proliferation Treaty on Fossil Fuels which the island nations are pleading for.

Jesuit institutions among these 4 Provinces have already moved towards achieving a zero-electricity bill through the use of solar energy. In the next 5 years the 4 Provinces will attempt reaching this for all our institutions and residences. This will be a good demonstration of what is possible.

But equally important is the need for Jesuits and their partners to lobby against the import of coal into the country, given the high pollution even during its transportation from the sea ports. Goa’s sensitive ecology is at an increasing risk. Big commercial interests are involved but India deserves a clean and healthy environment for its children. Decisions we make now will affect them!

Can Jesuits join with others in civil society to advocate for clean energy in a time-bound manner? Check the Jesuit Solar Energy Dashboard on this website.

West Zone Provinces REN Projects