Climate Justice

Will the Liberals Kill Wind Energy Investment, Jobs?

MEDIA RELEASE - 12 March 2014

South Australia is a national leader when it comes to renewable energy. Wind energy and more recently roof top solar has boomed in the state.  

A warning from Wyoming

John Fenton is a farmer from Pavillion, Wyoming, who has been living with pollution of ground water and air, and a range of other impacts from the gas industry.

John featured in the Gasland film.

No surprise in NHMRC review… Wind energy is clean and safe

MEDIA RELEASE. Friends of the Earth

The National Health and Medical Research Council has released its long-awaited review into wind farms and health.

The review finds no conclusive evidence linking wind farms to ill health affects.

“The NHMRC review shows, once again, that wind farms are clean and safe,” said Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth’s renewable energy spokesperson.

“These findings are consistent with previous research, so should be of no surprise to anyone.”

Abbott RET Review puts ideology ahead of good policy

MEDIA RELEASE - 17 Feb 2014

The Abbott government's Renewable Energy Target Review, announced this afternoon, shows once again that this government puts ideology ahead of good policy.

"Tony Abbott's choice of panel members shows once again that this government puts ideology before good policy," said Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth energy spokesperson.

The appointment of climate change denier Dick Warburton to head the review panel is a troubling sign for the Australian renewable energy sector.

Natural disasters cost Victoria almost $20 billion over 10 years

Friends of the Earth media release. January 30, 2014

A research report released today by environment group Friends of the Earth shows that the financial cost to governments and the community in Victoria from natural disasters was $19.937 billion dollars over a ten year period from 2003 to 2013.

Rally to save Bulga from mining

12:30pm 19th December

  • Singleton

Rio Tinto and the NSW Government are colluding to try and sneak through a new expansion of the Warkworth open-cut coal mine, next to the village of Bulga in the Hunter Valley.

Urgent protest over approval of dredging in Great Barrier Reef

Snap action! Nemo’s Revenge… Today - December 11, Brisbane

Urgent protest over approval of dredging in Great Barrier Reef

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has done the unthinkable and approved 3 million cubic metres of dredging at Abbot Point in the Great Barrier Reef.

He has put the interests of coal companies ahead of the Reef, and ignored the concerns of scientists, fishermen and tourism operators.


Friends of the Earth press release
Monday 18 November 2013

The ‘ashes’ of the Australian Government’s conscience on climate change were presented to the nation’s High Commission in London today by Friends of the Earth (Monday 18 November 2013). The award was in recognition of Australia’s mounting opposition to international efforts to cut carbon emissions at the UN climate summit, currently taking place in Warsaw, Poland.

Environment Watch - the Coalition's track record on environment

The federal election campaign of 2013 was environment 'lite', with mainstream media concentrating on a range of domestic and international issues, and very little coverage of climate and environment.

Energy road map offers hope for climate-safe planet

Friends of the Earth International. November 7, 2013

WARSAW (POLAND), November 7, 2013 – Today, ahead of United Nations climate talks where governments will discuss the world's energy system, Friends of the Earth International has released a new report outlining its vision of a climate-safe, sustainable and just energy system - and a road map to achieving it. [1]


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