Greenpeace Australia Limited v Redbank Power Company Pty Limited

EDO NSW acted for Greenpeace challenging the approval of a power station in the Hunter Valley. Despite the claims of the company, it was argued that the power station would result in a net increase of carbon dioxide emissions. The approval was further challenged on the bases that that there was no demand for the new power station and that it contradicted both Australian and international policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Court held that at present the law did not restrict the building of new power stations and the appeal was dismissed.

Judgment