We want to live our lives to the full, while keeping our planet healthy and beautiful so our children can do the same. Revolutionising the way we use and produce energy is not only necessary; it is the safest and easiest way to protect our way of life. It’s time we chose a clean energy future.
Coal exported from Australia, when burnt, creates more greenhouse gas emissions than every other source of emissions in Australia combined. Right now, Australian mining companies are planning to double coal exports. This drives climate change even harder at a time when Australians are suffering its effects: extreme weather, bush fires, flooding and more. Greenpeace is working to halt the reckless expansion of coal exports by stopping new export terminals proposed for the Great Barrier Reef coast. Read more
Globally, the investment in the renewable energy industry is overtaking fossil fuels like coal. If the world fails to stop the last generation of coal power being, global climate change goals will not be reached. This is good news for people in China and India, where air pollution from coal power stations is killing thousands and sucking vital water sources dry. Greenpeace is speaking out in support of clean energy initiatives around the world by promoting a future that does not rely on fossil fuels for energy. Read more
At a place called Abbot Point, on the coast of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, three coal companies want to build three new coal terminals. To do so they will have to dredge thousands of tonnes of sea floor, dump it near a National...
Today could be a dirty day for clean water in Queensland because the Queensland Parliament will hear from an inquiry into new legislation being rushed through by the Newman Government – legislation that could see levels of pollution in...
Coal companies may soon be allowed to release polluted water from their mines into Queensland’s rivers, such as the Fitzroy, the drinking water catchment of Rockhampton and the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. That’s if the coal industry...
If new coal ports are opened at Abbot Point near the Great Barrier Reef, ship accidents are likely to increase. Big Coal might not want to face the facts, but for the sake of the reef, we must.
"There are clear indications from the international health research literature that there are serious health and social harms associated with coal mining and coal-fired power stations for people living in surrounding communities."
Federal Environment Minister Burke has approved the ‘T3’ coal terminal in a World Heritage Area. Documents we obtained expose the flawed environmental process and the threat to endangered bird species.
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