8 June 2022: The greed of the Australian gas industry and its desire to turn vast profits on the export market has manufactured an artificial “energy crisis” that is hurting Australians, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
Energy giant AGL, Australia’s biggest climate polluter, has ditched its planned demerger, which Greenpeace Australia Pacific has labelled “one of the most bungled and misguided attempts at a corporate restructure in Australian history.”
Greenpeace Australia Pacific has declared the Morrison Government’s decisive loss in the polls is “the only time you’ll ever see us celebrating an extinction event”, adding that Australians have voted for the climate in giving the Coalition the boot.
SYDNEY, May 20 2022 - Telco giant Optus has today become the final major Australian telco to commit to switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2025, putting the telecommunications industry back out in front of the corporate energy transition according to a new industry briefing by Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
Gas company Woodside has displayed “breathtaking arrogance” at its Annual General Meeting today, disregarding the expertise of the United Nations, the International Energy Agency, investor groups and the climate concerns of the community, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s commitment of $194 million to tackle climate impacts on the Great Barrier Reef has been welcomed by Greenpeace Australia Pacific as important recognition of the damage climate change is wreaking on our fragile marine environment, but must be accompanied by an urgent commitment to emissions reduction.
Documents obtained under Freedom of Information and from a public register show that giant oil and gas corporation Woodside attempted to breach Australia’s international ocean protection commitments in its attempts to dump a toxic decommissioned oil rig off the coast of Western Australia.
SYDNEY, May 12 2022 - Claims made today by AGL, Australia’s biggest climate polluter, that ending coal generation by 2030 is an ‘engineering impossibility’ are a clear demonstration of the failure of the company’s leadership and inability to keep pace with the changes underway in the energy market, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
SYDNEY, May 11 2022 - Damage to more than 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef during the most recent mass bleaching event is another damning indictment of the Morrison Government, which has failed to protect the Reef and exacerbated the problem through its support of fossil fuels, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.