By George Monbiot - originally published in The Guardian Climate change clashes with the myth of a land where progress is limited only by the rate at which resources can be extracted. I wonder what Tony Abbott will say about the record heatwave now ravaging his country. The Australian opposition leader has repeatedly questioned the science and [...]
Originally published in newmatilda.com There’s half as much sea-ice as there was 30 years ago and the annual summer melt keeps smashing records. David Spratt on why Australian policy-makers should be paying attention. In the last few days something so dramatic has happened in the Arctic that it demands another look at Australia’s climate policies. On [...]
Yarra Climate Action Now is a proud member of the rural and urban alliance, launched yesterday, calling for a ban across Victoria of all new coal and coal seam gas exploration and development. As of this morning, Forty-five community organisations had joined the alliance.
Ted Baillieu has a plan to destroy the renewable energy jobs and industries in this state, and expand our brown coal development, including starting an export industry. On top of this he wants to spend taxpayer money on a public relations campaign, on behalf of the coal companies, to convince us that brown coal is great. If this crazy plan goes ahead it will be an economic, social and ecological catastrophe for Victoria.
The HRL proposed new coal-fired power station is being propped up by a $100 million grant provided by taxpayers. HRL have not met their milestones and the Federal Government now has grounds to remove the grant. Removing the subsidy will kill this insane project. Come along to the rally and call for Feds to take HRL’s grant away. Wednesday 1 February, 12.30pm, Parliament House, Spring St, Melbourne.
In this article we outline some of the major fossil fuel projects being planned for Victoria, and the battle being waged by local communities to stop them.
Last Friday the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) gave a works approval to a new coal-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria. The HRL Dual-gas proposal will create millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide per year if built. In the 2010 election campaign, Julia Gillard promised that no dirty new coal-fired power stations [...]
Yarra Climate Action Now volunteers had a successful morning on Saturday 19 March outside the Bourke Street Mall and Collingwood branches of ANZ bank, letting ANZ customers know about its massive investment in coal mines and coal-fired power stations.
Both the state and federal governments are putting our money into building a new coal-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley. We cannot let this insanity happen. Come along to a rally against this project on Monday 11 April, 9.30am, Federation Square, Melbourne.
ANZ is the bank that invests the most money in coal out of any Australian bank. We will be leafletting outside two ANZ branches on the morning of Saturday 19 March in Fitzroy (Smith Street) and the CBD (Bourke Street Mall). Click on the article for more information.