Government walks away from coal closure promise

The Federal Energy Minister Martin Ferguson has announced that the Government is walking away from its promise to shut down some of our dirtiest, oldest coal power stations.

Hazelwood, long a target of campaigners in Victoria, was expected to be closed under the 'contracts for closure' process.

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Nuclear Free Alliance celebrates 15 years of resistance

The Anti-Nuclear and Clean Energy Collective (ACE) attended the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance annual conference in Alice Springs from 5th - 7th October. 

This has been a valuable and amazing few days packed with workshops, discussions and stories from around Australia talking about the destructive and dangerous nuclear cycle effecting people and country.

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New group to build community support for wind energy in Victoria

The Victorian Wind Alliance was launched today, with organisers calling on Victorians who support wind energy to use town meetings and social media to make their voices heard.

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Water used for export cotton dwarfs Cubbie entitlement: new study

Twice as much water as Cubbie Station’s giant 460 gigalitre (GL) water entitlement is effectively sent overseas every year in the form of irrigated cotton from the Murray-Darling, according to new research released today by Friends of the Earth.

The analysis compiled Australian government data on annual cotton exports and irrigation water use from 2005 to 2011 and calculates the volume of water embodied in Australia’s export cotton crop.

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HRL project loses federal funding

HRL wanted to build the first new coal fired power station in Victoria in almost 20 years.

Martin Ferguson, the Federal Minister for Energy and Resources, has announced that the government would be scrapping its $100 million grant to the company because it failed to meet the grant requirements.

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Quit Coal Collective

We use a range of tactics to let the broader Victorian community know about plans for new coal projects in Victoria, and pressure our government to stop investing in them. We focus on being strategic, creative, and as much as possible, fun!

We hold rallies and public forums, do outreach at festivals and community events, lobby politicians, and speak to the media. We also take peaceful direct action – from creative street theatre to office occupations, and many things in between.

We are a 100% volunteer run collective that is committed to non-violence. We are a rapidly growing, open and inclusive community group.

For further details, please visit our website.

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'Cross pollination'. FoE members and supporters event, Jan 31

This night will feature tales of anti-coal communities, resistance and creativity from near and afar.

Featuring:

  • Drew Hutton, Lock the Gate Alliance.
  • all the way from Canada, Saku, a mining-justice campaigner and member of the talented Beehive Collective and Testament, author and hip hop artist.
  • Julien Vincent will outline the new Friends of the Earth campaign called Market Forces.
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