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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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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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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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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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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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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First year anniversary of Fracking Ban

  The 30th of August marks a very special occasion for Victorians: the first anniversary of our state-wide ban on Fracking and unconventional gas.
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Andrews govt announce big solar and auctions to kick off legislative push on Vic Renewables Target

"A vital stepping stone towards 10,000 jobs" The Andrews government have this morning announced the first big solar farms in the state as well as auctions to bring 650 megawatts of new projects online to kick off the legislative push on the Victorian Renewable Energy Target. 
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Coalition's Finkel fail: Energy review fails on science and ignores health impacts on community

National environment group Friends of the Earth say the Federal Coalition government's Finkel Review on energy has ignored the latest science on climate change and health impacts from coal pollution.
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Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement - what next?

The election of Donald Trump, the Brexit vote in the UK, and the continued rise of Right wing populist parties across liberal democratic nations is a huge concern for anyone who wants to see action on climate change and protection of the environment. Today's announcement that the USA will withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement should not come as a shock, but nor should it be seen as the end of climate action.
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