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
"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.
Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise and her crew are right now in the Arctic to bear witness to a record taking place. This is not a record to celebrate but one that sounds a warning bell. This week the Arctic sea ice reached the lowest level on...
This week, the Arctic ice sheet melted to its lowest extent in human records – the result of an increasingly warming climate. Australia’s biggest contribution to global warming is our coal exports. While the Arctic ice reaches historic lows,...
A short while ago, seven Greenpeace International activists, including Executive Director Kumi Naidoo, headed toward Gazprom's giant drilling platform in the Russian Arctic for the second time in three days. The activists, in two high-speed...
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has just approved the Alpha coal project in Queensland. If built, it would be as big as any coal mine operating in Australia, and marks the beginning of opening up the Galilee Basin to enormous coal...
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