Fossil Fuels

  • Big Coal vs. The People

    25 August 2011

    The eyes of even the most hardened court observers glazed over as the seemingly endless mess of legal procedures dragged on. It wasn’t just unremarkable, it was outright dull – obscuring the profound struggle set to unfold.

  • You said YES and so did I.

    12 October 2011

    This is an important day for Australia: the introduction of carbon price has passed the Lower House of the Australian Parliament.

  • David vs Goliath

    6 March 2012

    Last week Greenpeace launched a vital new campaign for Australia. We’re taking on the massive coal mining and coal export expansion plans particularly in Queensland. These mega coal mines, coal port infrastructure and increases in coal shipping traffic not only spell disaster for our climate but for Australia’s national treasure – the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Munmorah made me the criminal I am today

    6 July 2012

    This week saw a small step taken towards the energy revolution in Australia as Munmorah, one of the oldest and dirtiest coal power stations in the country, announced its closure.

  • Macken Sense: Walking To Slow The Boom

    2 August 2012

    The mining industry may run slick advertising campaigns but when activists get together the real stories come out. Julie Macken spoke with June Norman, a 72 year-old woman with a unique method.

  • Macken Sense: When Communities Say No To Miners

    21 August 2012

    Big mining projects need community approval as well as government licences. It's a sign of a healthy democracy when politicians respect a community's social licence, writes Julie Macken

  • Mega mine, mega catastrophe

    27 August 2012

    When Minister Burke described the environmental assessment of Gina Rinehart’s controversial Alpha Coal Project as “shambolic”, he wasn’t joking. But now he has given his own rubber stamp to the project, revealing the profound failure of the regulatory system in Australia.

  • $1000 paid, $100 million to dirty coal saved

    14 September 2012

    Last November, twelve Greenpeace activists were arrested after taking action at the site of the proposed HRL power station at Morwell in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The action was part of a long-running campaign to have a $100 million grant to the proposed HRL brown coal power station cancelled.

  • Pick tigers over coal

    16 October 2012

    Few countries can boast a national animal with the status as India. The tiger, as a symbol of India, is as recognisable as the Taj Mahal and as loved as Mahatma Gandhi.