Media releases

 

20 December 2017

 

Acting on climate change is the best way to secure NSW electricity supply

The Berejiklian government must urgently develop a climate-change action plan to help reduce extreme weather events that the Chief Scientist’s Energy Security Taskforce has warned pose the greatest risk to the state’s electricity supply.

Climate and energy

9 December, 2017

 

Liddell Coal-Fired Power Station Will Close

AGL remains Australia’s biggest climate polluter despite committing to replace Liddell with mostly clean energy. The decision is an important start but the company urgently needs a plan to transition out of coal entirely by 2030.

Air pollutionPlanning and DevelopmentFederal environmental lawsCoal and gas

8 December, 2017

 

NSW Government turns to solar energy to cut bills

The purchase of NSW's first large-scale renewable energy in the state's Central West by the Berejiklian government is welcomed, but stronger targets must be set to transition NSW to a modern, clean energy system.

Climate and energyNSW Parliament

 
 
 
 
 

17 November, 2017

 

Four NSW regions set to become the state’s clean-energy superpowers

Four regions in NSW have been identified as potential clean-energy superpowers that could replace the state’s five coal-burning power stations with clean energy by 2030, a new report has found.

Climate and energyNSW Parliament

27 November 2017

 

Legal challenge to the NSW Government’s land-clearing codes

The NSW Nature Conservation Council today launched legal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court seeking to overturn land-clearing codes made under the Local Land Services Act earlier this year.

14 November 2017

 

Community group takes legal action to enforce water laws because the Coalition government has not

The Inland Rivers Network is taking legal action to force Peter Harris, a big irrigator in the state’s northwest and a Nationals Party donor, to return more than five billion litres of water he took, allegedly illegally, from the Barwon-Darling River.

 
 
 
 
 

9 November, 2017

 

Report shows new laws were designed to save profits, not species

A leaked NSW Cabinet document shows company profits, not wildlife conservation, was the prime motivation behind the new biodiversity laws the Coalition introduced in NSW last November.

Forests and wildlifePlanning and DevelopmentCoal and gas

3 November, 2017

 

2017 NSW Environment Awards

The best environmental campaigners and campaigns in the state have been recognised at the 2017 NSW Environment Awards in Sydney.

NSW Parliament

2 November 2017

 

Planning body should reject damaging Wallarah 2 coal mine expansion

The Nature Conservation Council has renewed calls for the NSW Planning Assessment Commission to reject the Wallarah 2 longwall coal mine expansion because of the risks it poses to the Central Coast’s drinking water supply and local wildlife.

Coal and gas

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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