Action for week starting 26.10.20 – submission to Senate Committee

Tell the Senate Committee how you feel about the hijack of our clean energy agencies’ funding to prop up fracking and gas pipelines. Angus Taylor's legislation to divert taxpayer funds in the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFS)  from renewable projects to fund fracking and gas pipelines has been … Continue reading Action for week starting 26.10.20 – submission to Senate Committee

Action for week starting 12.10.2020 – Stop changes to ARENA and CEFC

The Morrison Government has confirmed it intends to use Australia's clean energy banks to prop up fossil fuels. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) are publicly-funded clean energy agencies, designed to invest in projects that reduce emissions and create long-term solutions for Australia’s energy market. The federal government has announced that it intends … Continue reading Action for week starting 12.10.2020 – Stop changes to ARENA and CEFC

Action for week starting 21.9.20 – A renewables-led recovery NOT a gas-led one

Tell the federal government we want a renewables-led recovery not a gas-led one! A tweet from Mike Cannon-Brookes says it all – AEMO (Australia Energy Market Operator): More  gas generation not needed.CSIRO: Gas = expensive electricity.Economists: Gas extraction creates very few jobs.Scientists: Gas is incompatible with our Paris goals.Investors: Gas has bad returns.  No $s.Politicians: … Continue reading Action for week starting 21.9.20 – A renewables-led recovery NOT a gas-led one

Urgent Action! Sign by noon tomorrow – Wed 16 Sept

Sign the Climate Council’s open letter to the Royal Commissioners into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. The just released Draft Propositions for public feedback do not adequately recognise the direct influence of climate change in fuelling worsening bushfires. The Climate Council is writing directly to the Commissioners urging them to recommend strong climate policies from all … Continue reading Urgent Action! Sign by noon tomorrow – Wed 16 Sept

Action for week starting 7.9.20 – End QBE support for oil and gas projects

Call on QBE, Australia’s second largest global insurer, to end its support for oil and gas projects. Last year Suncorp, one of Australia’s biggest insurance companies, committed to phasing out insuring of and investing in thermal coal.  It has now extended this policy to oil and gas production and exploration. This leaves QBE isolated as … Continue reading Action for week starting 7.9.20 – End QBE support for oil and gas projects

Action for week starting 17.8.20 – Sign petition to PricewaterhouseCoopers

Sign the petition to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) calling on it to cut ties with the Minerals Council The Minerals Council is an institution of fossil fuel lobbyists that has been blocking policy and influencing Australian politics for decades. It has run coordinated campaigns to lobby politicians, conducted ad campaigns, and targeted political donations to block any … Continue reading Action for week starting 17.8.20 – Sign petition to PricewaterhouseCoopers

Action for week starting 10.8.20 – Back to the banks to stop Adani!

A month ago we asked you to send an email (organised by the Australian Marine Conservation Society) to the banks through which Adani was attempting to raise funds. Now Market Forces tells us that these tactics are having real effects.  After Market Forces, and other groups (like us!) involved in the #StopAdani campaign, pointed out … Continue reading Action for week starting 10.8.20 – Back to the banks to stop Adani!

Action for week starting 3.8.20 – The Clean Jobs Plan

Support the Climate Council’s plan to address both the climate and economic crises together. On June 22 we told you of the Climate Council’s plan to reshape our economy – to build our economy into a clean energy superpower by addressing the climate and economic crises together. The council has now released its plan which … Continue reading Action for week starting 3.8.20 – The Clean Jobs Plan

Action for week starting 13.7.20 – The banks and fossil fuel lending

Tell Australia’s big banks to stop backing fossil fuel expansion. Market Forces has spent the past 12 months researching and compiling data on lending by ANZ, CommBank, NAB and Westpac, to see how well their rhetoric on support for the Paris Agreement matches their actual lending.  The sheer hypocrisy of what they found is breathtaking: … Continue reading Action for week starting 13.7.20 – The banks and fossil fuel lending

Action for week starting 6.7.20 – Help stop Adani’s Abbot Point coal port

Adani’s Abbot Point coal port project is deeply in debt.  Right now, they are reaching out to banks and finance companies, looking for help to repay the $1 billion debt they owe on Abbot Point in the next two years. If Adani can be forced to repay their debt on Abbot Point, they can’t then … Continue reading Action for week starting 6.7.20 – Help stop Adani’s Abbot Point coal port