23 09, 2022

A Win for Tiwi Islanders: Court Scraps Drilling Permit for Santos’ Barossa Gas Project

By |2022-09-23T13:18:02+00:00September 23, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on A Win for Tiwi Islanders: Court Scraps Drilling Permit for Santos’ Barossa Gas Project

Tiwi Traditional Owners have won a legal challenge against oil and gas giant Santos' AUD $4.7 billion Barossa gas project. In a landmark ruling, Australia's Federal Court has invalidated Santos' permit to drill for gas in the Timor Sea. The court agreed with Tiwi Island Senior Lawman Dennis Tipakalippa that Santos failed to consult First Nations peoples regarding the project, as required under legislation. The case is the first significant challenge to an Australian offshore gas approval based on a [...]

20 09, 2022

IEEFA Report: Carbon Capture Is ‘A Decarbonisation Pipe Dream’ (Video)

By |2022-09-20T17:28:34+00:00September 20, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on IEEFA Report: Carbon Capture Is ‘A Decarbonisation Pipe Dream’ (Video)

Watch this video to find out about IEEFA's new report, and what it says about the fossil fuels industry and governments using carbon capture and storage schemes to justify their actions. Carbon capture and storage is "wildly unrealistic as a climate solution", a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) states. Currently, carbon capture and storage schemes underpin many governments' and businesses' plans for reaching net zero. The report, The Carbon Capture Crux – Lessons Learned, [...]

14 09, 2022

Scale of Big Oil’s Climate Inaction Exposed in New Analysis

By |2022-09-14T14:01:02+00:00September 14, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Scale of Big Oil’s Climate Inaction Exposed in New Analysis

Big Oil is spending hundreds of millions to green its image while dedicating just a fraction of its investments to clean energy, a new report reveals. In contrast to their stream of proactive climate messaging, these super-polluters are doubling down on fossil fuel investments that will lock in climate-wrecking emissions for decades to come. The analysis from Influence Map, a non-profit public interest climate finance think tank, focused on the world's five 'supermajor' oil companies: BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies. [...]

9 09, 2022

City of Sydney Bans Fossil Fuel Ads and Sponsorships (Video)

By |2022-09-09T11:04:29+00:00September 9, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on City of Sydney Bans Fossil Fuel Ads and Sponsorships (Video)

 Find out more about Sydney's ban on fossil fuel ads and sponsorships in this video. Sydney is now the second major city in the world, after Amsterdam, to tackle advertising for polluting coal, oil and gas. On 22nd August, the city's councillors voted to prevent the promotion of fossil fuels on its properties and events. The successful motion, put forward by Deputy Mayor Jess Scully, stated: "the City of Sydney should also investigate ways to restrict fossil fuel advertising and [...]

9 09, 2022

Albanese Government Opens Offshore Petroleum Exploration Auction (Video)

By |2022-09-09T10:52:03+00:00September 9, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Albanese Government Opens Offshore Petroleum Exploration Auction (Video)

 Watch this video to find out more about the 2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. The Albanese government has launched its first offshore exploration licensing round, opening approximately 46,758 square kilometres of offshore petroleum acreage for auction under the guise of energy security. The 2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises ten Commonwealth offshore waters off the coasts of the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Victoria, and the Ashmore and Cartier Islands. The bidding will close on 2 March 2023. End of [...]

7 09, 2022

Australia’s Oil Imports Could Be Funding Putin’s War in Ukraine

By |2022-09-07T12:44:19+00:00September 7, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Australia’s Oil Imports Could Be Funding Putin’s War in Ukraine

Australia could be funding Putin's war by unknowingly importing Russian oil, a new report reveals. Despite banning imports of Russian oil at the start of the war in Ukraine, Australia has continued to receive shipments from Indian refineries that are among the largest buyers of Russian oil. This means Australians could be funding Russia's war when fuelling their cars, the analysis from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) finds. "Our analysis shows that Australia is receiving [...]

26 08, 2022

“Enough is enough”: The Legal Battle to Save Tiwi Sea Country From Barossa Gas Project

By |2022-09-21T11:50:44+00:00August 26, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on “Enough is enough”: The Legal Battle to Save Tiwi Sea Country From Barossa Gas Project

In a historic hearing, the Federal Court travelled to the Tiwi Islands this week to hear evidence from Traditional Owners fighting against Santos' Barossa gas project. Lead plaintiff and Tiwi Senior Lawman, Dennis Tipakalippa, is suing Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) over its approval of Santos’ plans to drill for Barossa gas. The energy regulator has allowed the oil and gas giant to drill up to eight wells in Tiwi sea Country. This is despite [...]

22 08, 2022

New Legal Intervention to Halt Fossil Fuel Projects

By |2022-09-05T09:44:08+00:00August 22, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on New Legal Intervention to Halt Fossil Fuel Projects

The destructive effects of fossil fuels on the environment must be considered before approving coal and gas projects in Australia, says the Environment Council of Central Queensland (​​ECoCeQ), in a new legal intervention. Supported by lawyers from Environmental Justice Australia (EJA), ECoCeQ is basing its case on a rarely used section of The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. They have submitted 19 reconsideration requests to the new Environment Minister, Tanya Plibersek. The requests cover almost all new coal [...]

22 08, 2022

Government Orders Review of AUD $4.5 billion Australian Carbon Credit Unit Scheme

By |2022-08-22T13:40:39+00:00August 22, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Government Orders Review of AUD $4.5 billion Australian Carbon Credit Unit Scheme

The new Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, has announced an independent review into the Australian Carbon Credit Unit scheme (ACCUs), following allegations of fraud. The integrity of the AUD $4.5 billion scheme is essential to help the country meet its emissions reduction target of 43 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, said Minister Bowen.  The Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) has been the centrepiece of Australia's climate policy for the past decade. The scheme sells carbon credit [...]

18 08, 2022

“Exorbitant” LNG Prices Erode Demand Forecasts in Asia

By |2022-08-25T13:06:33+00:00August 18, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on “Exorbitant” LNG Prices Erode Demand Forecasts in Asia

A new report confirms that the soaring price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is having a demonstrable impact on demand across Asia. The report, The Economic Case for LNG in Asia is Crumbling, by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), also finds the destruction of demand may become permanent in certain countries should these high prices persist.  The global LNG industry is reliant upon sustained demand from China, South Asia and Southeast Asia. But, while gas companies [...]

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