4 08, 2022

A Closer Look at the Australian Labor Party Climate Policy

By |2022-08-04T14:37:43+00:00August 4, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on A Closer Look at the Australian Labor Party Climate Policy

The Australian Labor Party has set out its climate policy based on a 43 per cent emissions reduction by 2030. Labor's Powering Australia Plan sets out how boosting the renewable energy sector will achieve this. Independent modelling found that by 2030, the plan would create 604,000 direct jobs and a further 540,000 indirect jobs. Five out of six of these new jobs will be created in the regions. The Plan will attract an estimated AUD $76 billion of investment. Additionally, [...]

4 08, 2022

Fossil Fuel Companies Could be Exposed to “Mass Litigation” for Climate Damage

By |2022-08-09T09:10:45+00:00August 4, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Fossil Fuel Companies Could be Exposed to “Mass Litigation” for Climate Damage

Climate-related disasters are becoming more severe and frequent around the world. Yet, fossil fuel companies are profiting in the trillions churning out the coal, oil and gas that fuels these devastating events. These disasters cause destruction to countless lives, with the burden falling hardest on the most vulnerable and underserved communities.  In a first-of-its-kind legal case, Peruvian farmer Saúl Luciano Lliuya is suing the German energy giant RWE for such damage. Lliuya's case argues climate change risks a glacial lake outburst flood that could destroy his [...]

4 08, 2022

The Renewable Energy Transition Will Pay Back in Just Six Years

By |2022-08-04T14:09:27+00:00August 4, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on The Renewable Energy Transition Will Pay Back in Just Six Years

A new global study from a research group at Stanford University found that the transition to 100 per cent clean, renewable energy would pay back in energy savings in just six years. In Australia, this full transition to renewable energies would pay back even sooner at a little over five years. The new system would address the multiple global crises of climate change, air pollution and energy insecurity, providing the foundation for a clean and efficient world economy. ​​The scientists [...]

4 08, 2022

Australian Conservation Foundation Launches Legal Action Against Woodside

By |2022-08-04T13:55:32+00:00August 4, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Australian Conservation Foundation Launches Legal Action Against Woodside

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has filed a legal challenge in the Federal Court against Woodside's controversial mega-polluting Scarborough gas project. The ACF lawyers argue that the project should not proceed until an impact assessment on the Great Barrier Reef has taken place. Scarborough is a proposed new gas project off the north-west coast of Western Australia, producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) predominantly for export to Asia. The project would cause an estimated 1.37 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the [...]

29 06, 2022

Simply Reducing Australia’s Emissions Is Not the Answer

By |2022-08-09T09:09:53+00:00June 29, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Simply Reducing Australia’s Emissions Is Not the Answer

Labor's electoral victory has been heralded as a win for the climate, and plans to reduce Australia's emissions by 43 per cent by 2030 and net zero by 2050 are soon to be enshrined in law. This undoubtedly marks progress when compared to the former coalition's weak climate policies. However, what is missing is the plan to tackle our biggest contribution to climate change: our coal, gas and oil exports. While Australia's domestic emissions account for just over one per cent of global emissions, [...]

24 06, 2022

Albanese Government Backs “Carbon Bomb” Scarborough-Pluto Gas Project

By |2022-07-13T14:09:48+00:00June 24, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Albanese Government Backs “Carbon Bomb” Scarborough-Pluto Gas Project

Despite pledging a more ambitious climate agenda, Albanese's Labor government has confirmed its support for the mega-polluting Scarborough-Pluto gas project in Western Australia. The AUD $16.5 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, owned by energy giant Woodside, would result in climate-heating emissions, equivalent to over 15 new coal-fired power stations.  Albanese promised Australians that Labor wanted to end the "climate wars". However, new Resources Minister Madeleine King has confirmed it will "absolutely not" be more difficult to develop new fossil fuel projects under [...]

24 06, 2022

Climate Policies to Make Australia a Climate Leader

By |2022-08-09T08:57:49+00:00June 24, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Climate Policies to Make Australia a Climate Leader

The Australian Labor Party was elected with a strong climate change policy mandate, and new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised Australia a "renewable energy superpower". Following years of conservative climate inaction, this outlook brings hope to the nation already suffering deeply from the consequences of climate change. Now, there is no time to lose deploying transformational policies for a safer future.  The Climate Council have released a briefing paper outlining a comprehensive list of pragmatic policies the new government should [...]

23 06, 2022

Renewable Energy is Revitalising Australian Industry (Video)

By |2022-07-22T14:41:56+00:00June 23, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Renewable Energy is Revitalising Australian Industry (Video)

This video demonstrates how renewable energy is revitalising Australian industry and how Australia can become a global leader in zero-emissions exports. Renewable energy is revitalising industry in Australia and creating thousands of new jobs, says think tank Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE). But, federal government support is needed to unlock millions in new green investments. This is the perfect opportunity for Albanese's government to prove its ambitions in making the nation a "renewable energy superpower". BZE's research, Repowering Australian Manufacturing, proposes a [...]

23 05, 2022

A Win for Climate Action as Australia Kicks Out Conservative Government

By |2022-08-09T08:57:20+00:00May 23, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on A Win for Climate Action as Australia Kicks Out Conservative Government

A victorious Labor Party celebrates its election win based on promises for stronger climate action in Australia. In Saturday's election, voters defied a conservative climate scare campaign and ousted Scott Morrison's Liberal-National Coalition. The incoming Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, had pledged to "end the climate wars" synonymous with the nine years of conservative leadership. While the counting continues, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has already conceded. His ruling Liberal Party lost seats to independents focused on climate change and the Green Party.  [...]

20 05, 2022

Australian Political Parties: How Much Warming Would Their Climate Policies Lead To?

By |2022-08-09T09:08:39+00:00May 20, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Australian Political Parties: How Much Warming Would Their Climate Policies Lead To?

Australian political parties and their climate policies have come under much scrutiny ahead of the election. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports have reinforced the urgency of limiting global warming to 1.5 ̊C. This target to secure a liveable world remains achievable but only with immediate and dramatic emissions reduction by 2030. The public understands the importance of this moment, as research finds that climate is a key issue for Australians this election. But, do the political parties' climate plans [...]

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