Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 21/04/2015 - 10:57
Media Release − 20 April 2015
The SA government's Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission kicks off in Mount Gambier on Monday.
Dr Jim Green, national nuclear campaigner with Friends of the Earth, Australia, said:
"Kevin Scarce promised a 'balanced' royal commission but three of the five members of his 'expert panel' are pro-nuclear, with just one critic. There's nothing wrong with including nuclear advocates on the panel but there should be balance.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Sun, 19/04/2015 - 16:37
Friends of the Earth is deeply disappointed that the Abbott government's refusal to back renewable energy has lead to today's outcome on the Renewable Energy target (RET).
"Today, the Abbott government has agreed to cut the Renewable Energy Target by 20 percent. This means less clean energy, less jobs, and less investment for Australia," says Friends of the Earth's Yes 2 Renewables coordinator, Leigh Ewbank.
"2,500 renewable energy jobs have been lost on PM Tony Abbott's watch. This cut to the RET means 3,680 less jobs by 2020."
Submitted by Cam Walker on Sun, 19/04/2015 - 15:01
With the continued attempts by the federal government to undermine the Renewable Energy Target (RET), we need to stay focused on federal politics to ensure the best possible policy environment for the uptake of renewable power.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Sun, 19/04/2015 - 12:57
Melbourne, 26 May 2015. Activists today attempted to unfurl a giant banner in BHP Billiton headquarters containing the names of over 9,000 people who are calling for the company to abandon its plans to build a series of coal mines in some of the last remaining stands of primary rainforest in Indonesian Borneo. The banner – measuring 12 square metres – was to be hung in the foyer of BHP Billiton’s head offices in Melbourne, but was quickly confiscated by BHP Billiton security (image of banner available below).
Submitted by Cam Walker on Sun, 19/04/2015 - 12:40
At the Maritime Union SA Branch 14 May at 7pm 65 St Vincent St Port Adelaide
Hosted by Nuclear Operations Watch Port Adelaide NOWPA and Friends of the Earth Adelaide.
Experts speak about uranium mining, nuclear power and radioactive waste dumps. How the nuclear industry can impact health, community and environment and why people are calling for a renewable not radioactive SA.