Climate & Energy Justice

Coalition's obsession with coal and gas will go down like lead balloon when renewable energy is the best option

Environment group Friends of the Earth Australia reject indications that the Morrison government will seek to use public funds to underwrite new coal and gas projects, and say they should be 100% focused on landmark renewable energy projects like the proposed Star of the South offshore wind farm instead.
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Market Forces' Reaction to Adani news of self-funding Carmichael project

Reacting to the news that Adani has decided to self-fund the entirety of its Carmichael coal project, Executive Director of Friends of the Earth affiliate member group, Market Forces, Julien Vincent said:
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Media Release: IPCC Report a stark wake-up call on climate change: All levels of govt must radically lift ambition to avoid catastrophic impacts

MEDIA RELEASE - 8 October 2018 - Friends of the Earth The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its highly-anticipated Special Report into the impacts of 1.5 degrees global warming. The report finds climate change is already impacting communities around the world through increased severity of flooding, storms, drought and heatwaves, and that radical action is required to limit warming to well-below 1.5C.Friends of the Earth Australia says the report is a stark wake-up call on climate change and reaffirms that all governments must undertake immediate, transformative action on climate or risk catastrophic impacts.
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National doorknock to stop Adani

Adani says they’ve locked in funding for their dirty coal mine. So, now’s the time we need to push our politicians like never before to #StopAdani. The majority of Australians don’t support the Adani Carmichael coal mine, which is a proposed thermal coal mine in the north of the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland, yet the major parties do. Our politicians could #StopAdani tomorrow, but they won’t unless our movement is everywhere they look.
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Rise for Climate

From September 8, there will be thousands of rallies in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profit. No more stalling, no more delays: it’s time for a fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all.
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Clean Coal LOL ... but carbon capture and storage off Ninety Mile Beach is no laughing matter

By Catherine Hearse and the Quit Coal Collective at Friends of the Earth Melbourne Golden Beach is an idyllic section of Victoria's Ninety Mile Beach. It boasts a pristine coastline, plentiful fish, multitudes of birds and the skeletal remains of an 1897 shipwreck. But there is a cloud hanging over this lovely place.
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Postcapitalising post carbon for the win

By Karun Cowper For many environmentalists, the "New Economy" is (mis)understood to be simply an economy that has transitioned away from fossil fuels to a renewable energy powered economy. The reality is that there's not necessarily all that much postcapitalist about a mainstream green post-carbon economic vision.
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Linc Energy Underground Coal Gasification Plant fined $4.5million, but Leigh Creek still under threat

After an earlier conviction for causing serious environmental harm at their underground coal gasification plant in Queensland, Linc Energy have been fined $4.5 million.
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My story of Students of Sustainability

By Cam Villani and Stephan Encisco In July 2015, I attended a week-long conference called Students of Sustainability (SoS), a five-day conference that brings together people from all over Australia.
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Tickets for Students of Sustainability AVAILABLE NOW

Tickets to the 27th annual Students of Sustainability conference are now available! See you in Narrm (Melbourne) on Wurundjeri country this July!
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