Energy

It was notable that  Treasurer Jim Chalmers didn’t mouth the words “climate action” while spruiking the budget. Alex Bainbridge argues that’s because it didn’t contain a plan for the climate transition we need.

Protesters converged on Minister for the Environment and Water Tanya Plibersek’s electorate office after she approved a new coal mine in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin. David Killingly reports.

Green Left News podcast Ep 7

Episode 7: Green Left journalists Ben Radford and Isaac Nellist take you through the latest news from Australia and around the world.

Chile lithium

Chilean president Gabriel Boric has announced his plan to nationalise the country’s lithium industry to boost the economy and protect the environment, reports People's Dispatch.

The Big Switch

Saul Griffiths has demonstrated that 100% renewable energy would help the US and Australia not reach the climate targets, surpass them and raise export earnings. Elena Garcia reports.

The Queensland government’s recently-released Coal Seam Gas Brine Management Action Plan confirms that there is not safe way of storing produced salt. Elena Garcia reports.

Finite film

Jeremy Williams reviews Finite, a new film on coal protests in Britain and Germany, which will screen in Australia later this year.

Ecosocialist bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents a selection of new books for people who want to protect the world and transform society.

Knitting Nannas and Friends gathered outside Santos’ Sydney office to protest, as the company held its annual general meeting in Tarndanya/Adelaide. Marie Flood reports.

Protest

Activists are stepping up their pressure on the United States to impose sanctions on North American oil and gas companies financing the Myanmar military's war against the people, reports Peter Boyle.

Climate activists gathered outside the Newtown branch of the National Australia Bank to demand the bank stop funding Whitehaven Coal. Jim McIlroy reports.

RCMP officers raid Wet’suwet’en Village Site

Police officers from Canada's secretive unit known as the C-IRG arrested five land defenders, most of them Indigenous women, in a raid at a camp on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory, reports Jeff Shantz.