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Time for Abbott to Renew his Thinking on Electricity

Press release | 27 August, 2014 at 10:50

Following news today that the Prime Minister’s hand-picked Review Panel has recommended options including scaling back or abolishing Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, Greenpeace is calling on the government to retain and strengthen the target.

University of Sydney acknowledges Whitehaven Coal shares problematic

Press release | 25 August, 2014 at 15:58

Sydney, Monday 25 August 2014: Greenpeace is urging the University of Sydney to listen to the community and dump its shares in Whitehaven Coal following the announcement today that the university is reviewing its investment policies and has...

University of Sydney caught out funding destruction of Indigenous heritage sites,...

Press release | 19 August, 2014 at 8:59

Sydney, Tuesday 19 August 2014: Revelations the University of Sydney has $1 million invested in Whitehaven Coal and its controversial new coal mine at Maules Creek has left farmers, Aboriginal Elders and environmentalists shocked.[1]

Greenpeace/TEC launch Green Electricity Guide - ranks power companies, empowers...

Press release | 18 August, 2014 at 6:28

A new, independent online Green Electricity Guide, produced by Greenpeace Australia and the Total Environment Centre, provides a state by state ranking of electricity retailers against seven criteria, creating a tool consumers can use to switch...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise welcomed home by Arctic30, including Australian members

Press release | 10 August, 2014 at 6:22

Amsterdam/Sydney 10 August 2014 - The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise yesterday sailed back into Dutch territorial waters after over 300 days in Russian custody. The ship had been held illegally since taking part in a peaceful direct action...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russian port after ten months in custody

Press release | 1 August, 2014 at 22:11

Amsterdam/Sydney 1 August 2014. More than 300 days after it was illegally boarded following a high profile peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has finally departed Murmansk, Russia en route for its...

Let me google that for you, Minister: Greenpeace sets the record straight for Greg Hunt

Press release | 29 July, 2014 at 10:24

Sydney, 29 July 2014: Claims by Environment Minister Greg Hunt suggesting Greenpeace has has been too hard on the Liberal Government can be disproved with a simple Google search, says Greenpeace.

Carbon Price repeal blindly irrational

Press release | 17 July, 2014 at 11:51

Thursday 17 July, 2014: Following the repeal of the Carbon Price, Greenpeace reminded Prime Minister Tony Abbott that his government is still committed to reducing Australia’s emissions by five per cent by 2020 and even meeting this measly target...

New report reveals Origin, EnergyAustralia and AGL's attack on the Renewable Energy...

Press release | 23 June, 2014 at 11:10

SYDNEY, 23 JUNE 2014. With Australia’s Renewable Energy Target under review by the Federal Government, Greenpeace Australia Pacific has released a new report which analyses why and how Australia’s biggest three energy retailers - Origin,...

Controversial mega-mine delayed

Press release | 17 June, 2014 at 13:23

Tuesday 17 June, 2014: Greenpeace today welcomed Greg Hunt's decision to delay the approval of the controversial Carmichael mega-mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin, but is calling on the Environment Minister to reject the proposal entirely.

Controversial mega-mine delayed

Press release | 17 June, 2014 at 11:04

Tuesday 17 June, 2014: Greenpeace today welcomed Greg Hunt's decision to delay the approval of the controversial Carmichael mega-mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin, but is calling on the Environment Minister to reject the proposal entirely.

Winter clearing stopped as Whitehaven Coal raises the white flag

Press release | 12 June, 2014 at 16:36

Sydney, Thursday 12 June 2014: Today, winter clearing at Australia’s most controversial new coal mine – Maules Creek - was stopped after Whitehaven gave the Land and Environment Court an undertaking to stop the bulldozers until a full hearing of...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise to be released by Russian authorities in surprise move

Press release | 7 June, 2014 at 6:56

Amsterdam/Sydney 7 June 2014. Russia’s investigative committee (IC), late yesterday Sydney time, informed Greenpeace International that it has annulled the arrest of the ship Arctic Sunrise, which has remained in custody in Murmansk since a high...

Greenpeace sends in the airforce to bear witness to Leard Forest mine destruction

Press release | 4 June, 2014 at 14:40

Maules Creek, NSW: Today, two motorised para-gliders have taken to the sky above the Leard State Forest. The gliders are filming the devastation left in the wake of Whitehaven Coal’s bulldozing of critically endangered forest.

MEDIA ALERT: Snap mass rally to halt bulldozing of Leard Forest for coal mine

Press release | 3 June, 2014 at 13:56

On the eve of World Environment Day, a coalition of national environment groups, Labor and Greens MPs and farmers hold snap rally to protest bulldozing of the Leard State Forest by Whitehaven Coal. Private spies have been identified as...

Whitehaven Coal thwarted as fresh activists step in to stop forest clearing

Press release | 2 June, 2014 at 8:17

Maules Creek, NSW, Monday 2 June 2014: As tree-climbing activists hinder bulldozing for the fourth day in a row, Greenpeace is calling on the NSW Government to urgently stop forest clearing in the Leard State Forest during the winter hibernating...

Activists halt Whitehaven’s ‘gentle’ bulldozers

Press release | 30 May, 2014 at 13:22

30 May, 2014 Sydney/Maules Creek: Greenpeace has today intervened to stop Whitehaven Coal controversially razing Leard State Forest. This afternoon at 13.00, a number of activists entered the threatened forest and headed into the canopy to halt...

Deutsche Bank pulls funding for coal ports on Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 23 May, 2014 at 11:00

Germany, 23 May 2014: The Australian Environment Minister has been put on notice, says Greenpeace, after one of the world’s largest banks, Deutsche Bank, pulled back from funding Abbot Point coal expansion at its Annual General Meeting last night...

Coal industry gets preferential treatment from Baird government

Press release | 15 May, 2014 at 8:25

Sydney, Thursday 15 May 2014

QLD Government decision to approve Carmichael mine damages climate, biodiversity and...

Press release | 8 May, 2014 at 13:26

Sydney, 8 May 2014: The Queensland government’s approval of the Carmichael coal and rail development, set to be one of the largest single coal mines in the world, is a bankrupt decision which will cripple water resources, destroy threatened...

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