Breaking free from fossil fuels

  • Shining a light on the ladies leading change

    8 March 2011

    It’s International Women’s Day today and so from all of us at Greenpeace, a big shout out of acknowledgement goes to the millions of women who are working to make this world a better place for current and future generations.

  • 3 billion reasons to be hopeful

    23 March 2011

    We're getting into the meaty end of Professor Ross Garnaut's papers and presentations on carbon pricing. Today he released the seventh of eight papers, after which he will report to Prime Minister Gillard with recommendations about how to structure a carbon price policy.

  • We must embrace a clean energy future

    14 April 2011

    Between 2000 and 2002, I was part of a Greenpeace team that mounted a global campaign to stop the transport of mixed oxide (MOX) plutonium based nuclear fuel and radioactive waste across the world, and through the Pacific.

  • Nuclear Banks: No Thanks!

    11 May 2011

    Exactly two months ago an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. Together, they not only resulted in a huge natural disaster, but also triggered an unprecedented man made tragedy. The Fukushima nuclear power plant is still out of control, threatening thousands of people’s health and livelihoods.

  • Friday the 13th a horror day for solar

    13 May 2011

    It’s Friday the 13th and the New South Wales Government has just managed to come out with an announcement that perfectly captures the date’s reputation for doom and misfortune. Today, the newly elected O’Farrell Government announced that it was immediately ending the main policy that had supported the solar panel industry for the past two years. This policy helped grow the solar industry significantly and demonstrated the incredible appetite Australians have for renewable energy.

  • New coal power plant approved in Victoria

    22 May 2011

    Friday afternoon syndrome* has been at full strength at Greenpeace over recent weeks. It has become the time of the week where all planned work should be just set aside so we can react to whatever appalling or bizarre decision is announced, usually by a government body. Last Friday it was the Victorian EPA keeping us on our toes as they gave works approval to a new coal-fired power plant in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.

  • Pip on P.O.P (price on pollution)

    30 May 2011

    My name’s Patricia Penn (or Pip, if you like) and I’ve been a Greenpeace volunteer for about 5 years. Perhaps you’ve seen the current “Australia Says Yes” TV commercials calling for urgent support of a carbon tax. I’m the ‘grannie’ retiree in that!

  • Greenpeace stops deep water drilling in Arctic

    1 June 2011

    The Australian captain of the Greenpeace ship Esperanza - Madeleine Habib - sent us this blog from the freezing waters of the Arctic where activists are taking action right now, preventing deep water drilling from the world's most controversial oil rig - the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson - operated by the Cairn Energy. We've got activists hanging from the underside with enough food and water to keep them going for ten days.