The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham recently wrote an opinion piece for a new website from the University of North Carolina: Powering a Nation. The article contrasts the resources from hell (below), represented by coal and fossil fuels, with resources from heaven (above), wind and sun.
Here is an excerpt:
I am an advocate for reducing our climate-change pollution so that we may fulfill our responsibility to steward creation. Thousands of congregations that my organization works with around the United States are doing this, and they are saving money on their energy bills while reducing their carbon footprint. To make the point, I would describe those fossil fuels such as oil and coal as the fuels from hell-from the dark places of the earth. Besides providing those sources of energy, God provided energy from heaven-wind and sun. We have overused the resources from hell and we have barely explored the ones from heaven, which are clean, renewable and infinite.