Media Releases

Latest Media Releases from all campaigns
(see each campaign 'News' for all releases)

Media Releases

Marine polluting plastics in the firing line with NSW action
Thursday, 28 August 2014

Environment groups campaigning to protect the health of the marine environment and the food chain today welcomed the action by NSW Environment Minister, Rob Stokes to nationally ban plastic micro-beads.

Green Electricity Guide ranks electricity companies, empowers consumers to switch
Monday, 18 August 2014

A new, independent online Green Electricity Guide, produced by Greenpeace Australia and the Total Environment Centre, provides a state by state ranking of electricity retailers against seven criteria, creating a tool consumers can use to switch to more environmentally friendly power companies.

Low solar prices could hasten energy market death spiral
Tuesday, 05 August 2014

New data from the Total Environment Centre (TEC) reveals that there is little effective competition in the market for the energy exported from rooftop solar systems. TEC argues that this strategy could backfire on retailers and hasten the energy market death spiral.

Nationals must not politicise death of Glendon Turner
Friday, 01 August 2014

The National Party should stop politicising the tragic death of environment and heritage officer Glendon Turner in the state's northwest on Tuesday, Total Environment Centre said today.

Land clearing law and environment protection on the chopping block
Thursday, 29 May 2014

Conservationists have slammed today's proposal by the Shooters and Fishers Party to tear the heart out of state land clearing laws as environmentally irresponsible and out of touch with community values.

NSW govt WIC Act amendments
Friday, 04 April 2014

Briefing Note: Water Industry Competition Act Review –

Dropping the ball on recycling and a stalking horse for privatization?

The NSW Government has released a position paper on the review of urban water regulations including the Water Industry Competition Act 2006 (WICA). A key objective of WICA was to ease pressure on drinking water supplies by promoting the development of alternative sources of water such as recycling and stormwater harvesting.