Climate Change & Energy

  • NSW election result: the Libs on notice

    28 March 2019

    The NSW Coalition have been returned to government on a reduced, paper-thin majority. While it might not be the best possible result for our climate, there is a clear message here for both the Berejiklian and Federal governments: you are on notice, and climate inaction will lose you votes.

  • NSW votes: our analysis as the Libs are put on notice

    25 March 2019

    The Berejiklian government has been put on notice, and the lesson for them and Scott Morrison is clear; climate inaction will lose you votes. With most of the votes counted the Berejiklian Government appears set to return to power, albeit with a wafer thin, one-seat majority.

  • Our spin-busting guide to the 2019 NSW election

    19 March 2019
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    The NSW election is here and our state faces a critical choice. Read our no-nonsense election guide to help you cut through the spin and understand where the parties stand on climate action. Then share this page with as many people as you can so voters know what's at stake when they go to the polls on Saturday.

  • Damning new report exposes NSW as climate laggard

    26 February 2019
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    New South Wales was once a world leader on climate action, but a new Climate Council report shows it is now far behind, spewing more greenhouse gas pollution into the atmosphere than any other state or territory. The Climate Council report – Ageing and Unprepared: Energy in New South Wales – examines the state’s ongoing dependence on coal and gas power stations and its tardy transition to renewable energy.

  • Over to you, Gladys

    18 February 2019
    Max MacBride

    You demanded climate action and today, NSW Labor listened. If elected, they’ve pledged to make huge investments in renewable energy. This is great news in the race to switch from climate-wrecking coal to clean energy, and it shows that climate action is well and truly on the agenda this NSW election. With polling day drawing closer, we need to ramp up the pressure on Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s coal-loving Liberals. They must match Labor and commit to action for our climate now.

  • NSW leaders...we're watching you on climate

    12 February 2019
    Max MacBride

    Did you hear the news? The NSW Labor and Liberal Party have both announced new policies backing rooftop solar, hot on the heels of our cheeky stunt at NSW Parliament late last week, where we crashed NSW Labor’s big election fundraiser dinner to get our message across.

  • NSW solar policies: how do they stack up?

    12 February 2019
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    The parties of NSW have identified climate change and cost-of-living are key issues, and renewable energy allows them to address both of these. But with the major parties all racing to announce their policies to boost uptake of rooftop solar, how do their policies stack up?

  • Climate action in NSW: here's the plan.

    29 January 2019

    NSW is lagging behind all the other states and territories in the transition to clean energy. NSW is a drought declared state, with catastrophic bushfires and extreme heat waves across the state. Regional towns are on the brink of running out of water, millions of fish are dying in the Murray Darling Basin and heatwaves are threatening lives. It's time for action, and we have a plan.

  • Funding activism can change the world

    24 January 2019

    It was calm seas on board Greenpeace’s flagship, the MY Rainbow Warrior, as we hosted a gathering of friends from the environmental movement in Port Melbourne in November. The below excerpt is from a speech given by the Executive Officer of the Reichstein Foundation and member of the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, John Spierings, on the night. Greenpeace is grateful to John for agreeing to share his remarks about courage, hope and using your power, in the true spirit of the Warrior.