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Another blockage removed from RET negotiations. But biomass still a deal breaker.

Friends of the Earth release. May 18, 2015.

The year long standoff between the Coalition and the renewable energy sector is finally over, with common sense prevailing, and the Coalition withdrawing its demand for regular reviews of the target.

New Report highlights gulf between renewable and fossil fuel financing

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.

French banks rule out funding Galilee coal exports

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.

Protect the Renewable Energy Target

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.

Chain Reaction #122

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.

Build clean community energy, activists tell UN climate talks

CHECK HERE for updates on our work in Lima.

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.

Australian fossil fuel companies in Indonesia. Whose gain, whose loss?

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).

Latest climate science: we need transformation with equity

The final report in a year-long series from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been released.

The report:

End Coal website launched

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.

Divestment Day is back!

We need thousands of Australians to join us on the 18th of October as we collectively tell Australia's big banks: you choose fossil fuels and your customers will choose another bank!

This is really is urgent. We've just had Australia's biggest ever coal mine approved and over the coming months, owners of new coal mines and ports will be looking to the banks for funding.

We need to get there first and tell Australia's big banks that if they fund these dirty fossil fuel projects, it will cost their reputation and customer base, as well as the environment.


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