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 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.
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.
This week Victoria goes to the polls, and the future of renewable energy and the climate is on the line. That’s why it’s absolutely crucial that voters know exactly where the parties stand on the big issues.
Buskers and baristas. Grand final fever and the Great Ocean Road. Idiosyncratic facial hair and indecisive weather. Victoria has it all! But with the state set to go to the polls next week, and the future of clean energy and climate action at stake, what do the voters of Victoria really want?
Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy’s proposal to prop up dying industries that business won’t is a symptom of the fossil fuel fetishisation and climate change denial that plagues the Coalition at state and federal level.
There are calls from the backbench and elsewhere for the federal government to safeguard the future of coal. But do those calls make economic sense? A look at Queensland's energy landscape suggests not. This article was originally published on The Conversation.