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
UPDATE: When Prime Minister Gillard declared there would be no new dirty power stations built in Australia, could she have known what Energy Minister Minister Ferguson had planned for her?
Today we are astounded by the decision by Mr Ferguson...
After months of being on the verge of breaking up, the container ship, the Rena has finally split in two, and the stern has sunk. This draws to an uncertain close another chapter in the Rena saga.
Hundreds of protesters have amassed on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne today, calling on the Victorian and Federal Governments to cancel a new dirty coal project in the Latrobe Valley.
There is a proposal on the table to create Australia’s biggest ever coal mine smack bang on top of a nature refuge in Queensland. This coal mine marks a terrifying new push by the coal industry to dramatically increase Australia’s coal exports,...
We’re currently at ANZ’s AGM with a new alliance of polar bears, community members and ANZ shareholders. Together we’re calling on the bank’s CEO, Mike Smith, to clearly rule out financing new coal power stations in Australia.
UN climate talks in Durban have ended the same way they began, in failure. Governments at the UN climate talks have chosen to listen to the polluters over the people and failed to reinforce previous climate saving measures and have steered clear...
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