For the third year in a row, the number of coal-fired power plants under development worldwide dropped steeply in 2018. Clean, renewable energy solutions like wind and solar continue to outpace outdated fossil fuels. Coal is on its way out.
With the polls narrowing as Victorians prepare to cast their ballots in this weekend’s state election, renewable energy has emerged as a key battleground with the victor likely to be a party with strong clean energy policies.
Greenpeace Australia Pacific worked with US oil spill consultant and marine biologist, Professor Richard Steiner, the leading ecologist involved in the cleanup and monitoring of the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, to produce a report on the effects of a potential oil spill in the Great Australian Bight. While BP, Chevron, and Equinor have all exited the Bight following successful campaigns, this world renowned biodiversity hot spot is still at risk from oil and gas drilling and seismic testing.
With the Victorian state election on a knife-edge, Greenpeace Australia Pacific has commissioned modelling on the impact the energy policies of the Victorian Labor party, Liberal/National Coalition, and Greens would have on electricity prices and carbon emissions to 2025.
Groundbreaking analysis of new satellite data from 1 June to 31 August this year reveals the world’s largest NO2 air pollution hotspots across six continents in the most detail to date, and points the finger at coal and transport as the two principal sources of emissions.