Climate and energy

Over the past decade, we have mobilised tens of thousands of people to take action on climate change.

Making polluters pay, funding renewables

We are proud of the role that we have played in securing a price on carbon pollution and funding for renewable energy, important first steps on the road to a clean energy economy for Australia.

Stories from the clean energy front line

Right across the country, households, businesses and local communities are experiencing the benefits of making the switch to renewable energy. More than a million households have made the switch to solar power and the private sector is investing billions of dollars in new wind farm development.

Clean energy creates installation, assembly and maintenance jobs in regional areas, offsets energy price rises, gives farmers income without damaging the land, provides returns to investors and creates a new sector which diversifies the economy and keeps the money right here in Australia. 

Coal exports and climate change

Over the past 25 years, Australia’s coal exports have tripled to more than 300 million tonnes. Our coal exports generate more carbon pollution than our entire domestic economy, but large mining companies continue to push for rapid expansion of the industry.

With massive industry expansion plans in clear conflict with the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, climate advocates are increasingly focused on the role of Australia’s coal exports in global climate change.

It is essential that our efforts to curb domestic emissions – by replacing polluting power stations with clean, renewable energy and protecting carbon-rich ecosystems – are complemented with a clear plan for phasing out coal exports.

We are contributing to nationwide efforts to raise awareness of the environmental, social and economic impacts of rapidly expanding coal exports, and worked to oppose proposals for new coal mines and export infrastructure. Learn more

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Latest news

 

16 March, 2017

 

Snowy-Hydro 2.0 welcome but where’s the plan Turnbull?

Today’s announcement of a feasibility study in to expanding the Snowy-Hydro scheme to boost energy storage is welcome as it could unlock additional renewable energy; however it should be only one piece of a national plan to transform our energy system.

Forests and wildlifeClimate and energy

28 January, 2017

 

Jump in carbon pollution from NSW power stations

National Greenhouse data released today shows an unacceptable 7% spike in emissions from the state’s five coal-fired power stations in the 12 months to June 30 last year.

Air pollutionClimate and energy

7 February, 2017

 

Pitiful fine no deterrent for coal-fired electricity generator

The NSW Nature Conservation Council is calling for tougher fines and stronger health regulations after one of state’s largest electricity providers, Origin Energy, was fined just $15,000 for releasing toxic dust from at its Central Coast power station complex.

Air pollutionClimate and energy

 
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