Climate & Energy Justice

Friends of the Earth submits legal summons in historic climate case against Shell

The Hague - Friends of the Earth Netherlands will deliver a court summons to Shell to legally compel the company to cease its destruction of the climate, on behalf of more than 30,000 people from 70 countries.
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Waste-carbon injection is a dangerous distraction from climate action

Golden Beach is an idyllic section of Ninety Mile Beach. It boasts a pristine coastline, where whales can be seen from the sand in migrating season. The beaches have plentiful fish, native birds and the skeletal remains of an 1897 shipwreck.
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Star of the South captures imagination in coal rich Latrobe Valley

With Australia’s first offshore wind farm Star of the South capturing the community’s imagination, Friends of the Earth made a trip to the Latrobe Valley last week to get an update about the proposal and hear what people in the region think.
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Friends of the Earth welcomes QBE’s end to coal finance

Friends of the Earth welcomes the announcement by Australia’s largest insurer, QBE, to end its support for the coal industry.
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Landmark Star of the South offshore wind farm gets first tick

After months of delay by the federal Coalition, Australia’s first major offshore wind farm, the Star of the South Energy Project proposed off the South Gippsland coast, has received approval for an exploration licence.
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Climate action gains traction with new wind farm proposed for Latrobe Valley

Friends of the Earth are pleased to see an new wind farm proposed for the Latrobe Valley and say the project shows state efforts to tackle climate change are gaining momentum.
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Disappointment over WA bus contracts

Locking the state into old fossil fuel burning technology will be a retrograde step that will burden the state with a poor transport solution for decades to come.
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150,000 students strike for climate action around Australia

An estimated 150,000 students and adult supporters across Australia joined massive, vibrant, nationwide climate strikes today, in over 60 cities and towns across the nation, demanding immediate and urgent leadership from Australian politicians to tackle climate change. Internationally, students in over 100 countries also took action.
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An obituary for small modular reactors

Small reactors are being heavily promoted but the economics don't stack up.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Coalition’s last-ditch attempt at climate policy a flop as community protests!

The Federal Coalition’s last-ditch attempt to hit the reset button on climate change has been a flop with several dozen community members appearing at a snap rally at the Prime Minister’s press conference in Melbourne this morning.“The Coalition has failed to review the science and adopt measures that are commensurate with the scale and urgency of the climate crisis,” said Leigh Ewbank, FoE climate spokesperson.“An Emissions Reduction Fund that fails to keep coal, oil, and gas in the ground is a hoax.”
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