The Queensland government has given Origin Energy permission to drill for oil and gas across 250,000 hectares of the Channel Country.
For ten years many of the Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends have campaigned against coal and gas projects due to their emissions, the damage to the environment and the effects on climate change. We believe there was a tipping point in 2021. Most Australians accept that Climate Change is real, coal and gas mining areContinue reading “Nannas in Action in 2021”
Were you one of the many people who lobbied NAB for a policy switch away from funding new fossil fuel projects? Are you wondering whether it worked?
Two of our members live in Rob Stokes’ electorate, and they invited Nannas to this special rally outside his office to protest against the Kurri Kurri gas plant, which not only encourages the expansion of gas in NSW, but promises to be a $600 million white elephant, offering a pathetic ten long term jobs inContinue reading “No Kurri Kurri Gas Plant”
This week in Glasgow global leaders need to go hard and go fast to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade. Yet in Australia there is no sign of a national action plan to reduce emissions and our 2030 target is a pathetic 26-28%. And instead of real action on climate change we haveContinue reading “LNP’s Pathetic 2030 Target”
Scott Morrison’s plan to spend $600 million on the gas peaking plant in the Hunter has been powerfully debunked from all directions. The Hunter community, energy experts, economists, climate scientists, health professionals and environmentalists have all said it’s crazy. The EIS consultation received 250 public submission and only two supported it.
Here’s just some of the reasons why scientists and economists have publicly stated why the Hunter Gas Power Station should not go ahead.
A toxic mixture of salt, chemicals and water from the coal seams spilled out of the Bibblewindi Water Treatment Plant in the Pilliga Forest 10 years ago on 25th June. These photographs, taken since 2015, show how hard it is to regrow vegetation on this site.
The Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends recently travelled to northwest NSW to see for themselves not only Santos’ unwanted gasfield in the Pilliga forest, but also the many attractions the area has to offer visitors. The Nannas’ blog has now been updated with more photos and information to help you plan a trip there too.
Sydney Knitting Nannas were joined by USyd Enviro Collective today to protest against the Hunter Gas-Fired Power Station at Kurri Kurri in Martin Place. Lots of speeches, singing and dancing!