Submitted by Phil.Evans on Fri, 17/06/2016 - 10:04
Friends of the Earth is a founding member of the TPP Unions and Community Roundtable. We are committed to preventing the ratification of the TPP, and work with a variety of politicians, unions, community groups and individuals in order to achieve this goal.
Submitted by Phil.Evans on Wed, 15/06/2016 - 09:19
VICTORIA, 15 JUNE 2016: A renewable energy boom is on the horizon for Victoria as the Andrews government today announces state Renewable Energy Targets (VRET). The long-awaited announcement comes after a two-and-a-half year community campaign to grow renewables.
"The Andrews government's announcement of Victorian Renewable Energy Targets is a big win for communities who want a pathway to 100 percent," said Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth spokesperson.
Submitted by Phil.Evans on Mon, 18/04/2016 - 17:55
APRIL 18, 2016: Responding to the breaking news that the State Government of Queensland in Australia has just implemented an immediate ban on all underground coal gasification in that State, Chloe Aldenhoven, Coal and Gas Spokesperson for Friends of the Earth (FoE) Australia said:
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 04/02/2016 - 11:42
Friends of the Earth International Press Release.
Auckland, New Zealand 4th February 2016, Today trade ministers from 12 countries party to the giant 'Trans Pacific Partnership' held a symbolic signing of a trade deal which sets the economic and pro corporate rules for 40 percent of the world economy.
Friends of the Earth International warned that the 'Trans Pacific Partnership', or TPP, will threaten people and planet, if ratified.
Sam Cossar-Gilbert, Friends of the Earth International Economic Justice Coordinator, said:
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:52
By Bill Waren, senior trade analyst, Friends of the Earth US
Friends of the Earth is disappointed but not surprised with what President Obama had to say in his State of the Union address about the environmentally-destructive Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Nor were we astonished that the reaction of most Members of Congress was unenthusiastic.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 19/01/2016 - 11:31
Big energy companies have sought to "open up" Victoria to onshore gas drilling and fracking--putting prime farmland and water resources at risk. Regional communities around the state have said "no" to risky unconventional gas extraction.
On the other side of the coin, the Federal government has sabotaged our renewable energy sector by cutting the national Renewable Energy Target by 20%. The federal government's attack on renewables has resulted in a 90% decrease in investment and 2,500 people losing their jobs.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 14/01/2016 - 12:35
How to write a submission for the Federal Senate inquiry into the impact of unconventional gas mining in Australia
After his shock in visiting communities affected by gasfield developments in southern Queensland, Senator Glenn Lazarus has successfully campaigned for the establishment of a Senate Select Committee to inquire into the impact of unconventional gas mining in Australia.