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Renewable energy jobs boom on the horizon as Andrews govt announces Vic Renewable Energy Targets

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.

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Calls for international moratorium on underground coal gasification following immediate ban in Queensland, Australia

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:

We’re on the move – are you?

Speaking tour on the climate change precipitated relocation of atoll peoples in Papua New Guinea, and the implications for climate justice in an Australian context

Trans Pacific Partnership ceremony is a farce - tough national battles awaits bad trade deal

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: 

Tassie Forest Fires - a climate wake up call

 

Burnt cushion plants and pencil pine at Lake Mackenzie after bushfires tore through  the area in Tasmania’s Central Plateau. Picture: ROB BLAKERSUPDATE. APRIL 2016

President Obama dodges Pacific Trade Deal threat to the environment

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.[1] Nor were we astonished that the reaction of most Members of Congress was unenthusiastic.

Let's ban onshore gas and grow renewables

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.

Senate inquiry into the impact of unconventional gas mining in Australia

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.

A reportback from the frontline of climate change

Paris climate negotiations. What was it like? What's next?

Ursula Rakova, the director of Tulele Peisa, responsible for relocating Carteret Island families forced to move to Bougainville because of climate change, has gained international recognition for her work.

New report on financing climate action: Richest 782 people could power half the world with 100% renewable energy

The personal fortunes of the 782 wealthiest people on the planet, many CEOs of major corporations, could power Africa, Latin America and most of Asia with 100% renewable energy by 2030, said Friends of the Earth International in a new report released today. [1]

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