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

 

24 February, 2017

 

NSW under pressure to strengthen clean energy targets after Victoria passes Climate Change Act

NSW has slipped further behind in the race to a renewable energy future after the Victorian Parliament yesterday strengthened its Climate Change Act, committing the government to making the state carbon neutral by 2050.

Climate 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.

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10 February, 2017

 

The vacuum in energy policy is to blame for today’s power crisis

Today’s predicted blackout in NSW highlights the need for a new energy system that protects people and the planet, according to the Nature Conservation Council.

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