Climate Change & Energy

  • Socialising the losses: Dirty Yallourn deal must not become coal closure template

    24 March 2021

    The news that Energy Australia would close the Yallourn coal-burning power station in 2028, four years ahead of schedule, drew a chorus of golf claps from the environmental movement when announced last week. But it would have caused an uproar had the truth of the apparent dirty deal between the power company and the Victorian Government not been kept secret.

  • 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.

  • 11 ways to stay connected and fight the coronavirus

    19 March 2020
    Max MacBride

    The new coronavirus, COVID-19, has many of us glued to the news, concerned for loved ones, and adapting our lives to deal with the changes the pandemic is having on our homes, schools, and work-places. It’s pretty tough.

  • Federal Parliament votes on climate emergency

    15 October 2019

    Following a wave of climate action, a Federal climate emergency motion was tabled and voted on by the Greens on Tuesday 15th October. It was narrowly defeated, blocked by the coal-loving Coalition. That it is even being debated at the national level shows how far we’ve come. The defeat is not the end. Just three Liberal MPs need to cross the floor to get the climate emergency legislation voted through. We will keep pushing.

  • South Australia to vote on climate emergency

    25 September 2019

    With the South Australian State Parliament set to vote today on whether to declare a climate emergency, there is a short window to call on Members to vote for climate action.

  • This is the last thing I imagined myself doing

    2 September 2019

    This is honestly the last thing I ever imagined myself doing. I’ve always taken politics seriously, I’ve always carefully considered my vote, but I have never been politically active. But things have never been this desperate. And there’s only one antidote to despair. Action.