The Blog

  • Your lungs will thank you for switching to clean energy

    25 August 2020
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    Covid-19 has brought normal life all over the world to a virtual halt. With fewer cars on the roads and industry scaling down their operations, the skies have cleared, leading many to question just how much pollution we were breathing in during the “normal times”.

  • Gas is Just Another Dirty Fossil Fuel

    30 July 2020
    Nathaniel Pelle, Senior Campaigner

    Whatever Scott Morrison, oil and gas companies, or the Covid Commission would have you believe, fossil gas has no useful role to play in the energy transition or the economic response to COVID-19. In fact it's dirty, expensive, and unnecessary. Renewables are not only better for the climate, they are cheaper and create more jobs. Pursuing the concept of a ‘gas-led recovery’ would deliver economic as well as environmental ruin.

  • The government’s role in this year’s black summer

    6 May 2020

    It was only three months ago when the Australian bushfire crisis came to a close after months of devastation. Since then, communities have been picking up the pieces left behind in this black summer’s wake.

  • Amidst the pandemic, koalas are quietly sold out for coal

    6 April 2020
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    Over the weekend, the Federal Government quietly announced a significant change to the way that decisions around major coal and gas projects get made, with big implications for Australia’s threatened species and ecological communities, including our iconic koala.

  • Pacific braces for the impacts of climate-fuelled disaster

    6 April 2020
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    As the world scrambles to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, Tropical Cyclone Harold struck Vanuatu overnight.  The devastation of the category Five cyclone provides yet another unwelcome reminder that climate change remains the biggest threat facing the Pacific.

  • Why we HAVE to make the stimulus sustainable

    20 March 2020
    Nathaniel Pelle, Senior Campaigner

    This Covid-19 stimulus must be delivered in such a way as to keep as many people as possible healthy, safe, and certain of their future - that means safeguarding our planet as well.