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Climate

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.

Stop climate change

Stop reckless coal developments in the Great Barrier Reef

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

End the age of coal

End the age of coal

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

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We can choose the world we want to live in today and the world we leave for our children tomorrow. Use your power as a citizen, voter, consumer and friend to create a clean energy future. Join us in taking action today.

 

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Coal threat to Reef gets international attention

Feature Story | 7 January, 2013 at 15:02

The threat to the Great Barrier Reef from massive coal port developments has been featured on French television, in a sign of growing international concern for the future of the world’s largest coral reef.

8 reasons why Shell can't be trusted in the Arctic

Feature Story | 7 January, 2013 at 14:20

Shell's most recent 'mishap' a few days ago was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it's the eighth in a growing list of reasons why Shell should not be trusted in the Arctic.

Even Alan Jones agrees…

Feature Story | 5 December, 2012 at 17:18

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...

What you don’t know can still hurt you

Feature Story | 22 November, 2012 at 9:21

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...

The extraordinary polluting and political powers of the coal industry

Feature Story | 7 November, 2012 at 17:13

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...

Why we can't safely ship through the reef

Feature Story | 30 October, 2012 at 11:36

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.

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