Climate & Energy Justice

Friends of the Earth win Victorian Premier's Sustainability Award

Friends of the Earth has won the Environmental Justice category in this year's Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards for conducting a campaign to build community resistance to the potential threat of fracking.
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Climate & Energy Justice

When will we ban new coal mines? #StopAdani

“I just cannot believe that in 2017 we are still fighting the Adani coal mine” begins Stop Adani campaigner Charlie Wood; her gentle demeanor belies the indignation of her words.
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Land & water

Supreme Court Injunction halts logging of old growth Kuark Forest

Forest conservationists who established a blockade of old growth forest in East Gippsland are celebrating today after environment groups secured a legal injunction that has stalled the logging operation.
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Food & Technology

Stop the Government shredding the rules on GMOs

The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) plans to deregulate a range of new dangerous new genetic modification techniques such as CRISPR.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Is there a future for ‘pro-nuclear environmentalism’?

Michael Shellenberger was in Australia recently. He has been a prominent environmentalist (of sorts) since he co-authored the 2004 essay, The Death of Environmentalism. These days, as the President of the California-based ‘Environmental Progress’ lobby group, he is stridently pro-nuclear, hostile towards renewable energy and hostile towards the environment movement.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Victoria's energy future secured as Andrews govt's Renewable Energy Target becomes law

In a historic moment for Victoria's energy future, the Victorian Renewable Energy Target today passed the upper house in state Parliament and will become law. “This is a historic day for Victoria's energy future, and a victory for the community who have long made the case for the Victorian Renewable Energy Target” said Pat Simons, Friends of the Earth's renewable energy spokesperson.  
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Land & water

FoE calls for further investigations into regulations regarding PFAS and PFOS chemicals

In late September FoE sent a submission to the Victorian EPA’s PFAS National Environmental Management Plan. Read the submission here. Friends of the Earth calls for further investigation into regulatory failure concerning PFAS (Per-and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Sulfonate) chemicals. Government authorities have known about its dangers since 2000 but have done very little to safeguard the community. 
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Climate & Energy Justice

Stop Adani: Thousands turn out for a day of national action

Thousands have rallied in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Port Douglas to oppose Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine.
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Climate & Energy Justice

New Report shows Underground Coal Gasification too costly and too unreliable

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today published a report describing how coal-to-gasification technology for electricity-generation purposes remains commercially unviable.
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Land & water

Report exposes Victorian Labor's lawless logging

To mark National Threatened Species day, Friends of the Earth Melbourne has released a report documenting 27 unlawful native forest logging operations in protected threatened species habitat and rainforest. 
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