Submitted by Cam Walker on Sat, 18/04/2015 - 09:29
ANZ confirmed as Australia’s biggest fossil fuel lender
Melbourne, 18 June 2015: A new report from Market Forces shines a light for the first time on Australian banks’ financing of the fossil fuel industry and the disparity between lending to ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’ energy.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 09/04/2015 - 07:17
Three major French banks have announced they will not fund the mega coal mines proposed in the Galilee Basin, or associated infrastructure such as the new coal export terminals at Abbot Point.
BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, and Credit Agricole have issued statements that bring to eleven the number of international banks that have spoken out against the prospect of funding mega-coal mines in the Galilee Basin or new export terminals in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 24/03/2015 - 14:10
The federal government continues to try and destroy the renewable Energy Target. So far the ALP has refused to do a deal to reduce the current RET, and the Greens firmly oppose any deal.
It’s vital that the community remind the PM that there is overwhelming support for renewable energy, and that most people want more, not less renewables. Recent polling on the RET shows that more than 88% of Australians would like to see the Renewable Energy Target either increase or remain at the current level of 41,000 GWh.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 09/12/2014 - 17:57
Published three times a year, Chain Reaction is the national magazine of Friends of the Earth Australia.
The summer 2014/15 edition is now available on line. It has a feature on the attacks on environmental organisations in Australia that is being driven by right wing think tanks, some in the resources sector, and conservative politicians.
LIMA, PERU, December 5, 2014 – One week before UN climate talks conclude here, Friends of the Earth International activists urged the participating 195 nations to start building clean, sustainable, community-based energy solutions.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 12/11/2014 - 12:40
Stories from Indonesia's front lines fight against big coal!
As the G20 prepares to meet take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet, listen to and dialogue with campaigner Arie Rompas as he and others in Friends of the Earth Indonesia challenge the activities of “big coal” from Australia.
Date & time: Thursday 13 November, 5.15 – 6.45pm Venue: Justice Place, 5 Abingdon St, Woolloongabba (5 mins walk from Park Rd railway station or Boggo Rd bus station).
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 31/10/2014 - 12:43
The End Coal site has been launched by a global alliance of environmental, social justice and health advocates who are concerned about coal’s heavy toll on human health, our natural environment and the planet’s climate.