Climate Change & Energy

  • Macken Sense: How change happens…..

    26 June 2012

    Everyone from the fossil fuel industry to Greenpeace’s own Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, has conceded Rio + 20 was a total waste of space. Naidoo’s take on it was pretty simple: ''Rio has turned into an epic failure. It has failed on equity, failed on ecology and failed on economy.'' Apart from that it was a raging success.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Who knew real change would look like this?

    7 September 2010

    The seconds and minutes ticked by as the nation waited to know the outcome of the 2010 federal election. 2pm came and went, Bob Katter briefly appeared to let the Australian people know he would be going with the Coalition, and still we all waited for the two Independents to arrive and cast their deciding votes.

  • Australia’s second climate change election

    22 August 2010

    When Kevin Rudd won the 2007 election in a landslide, it was heralded as the world’s first climate change election. Three years later, having squandered their mandate, the ALP went to Saturday’s election having tried to bury the issue.