Media releases


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

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

22 February, 2017


Renewable installation rates must double in NSW over next five years

Nature Conservation Council Campaigns Director Daisy Barham will tell a Senate committee today that coal-fired power generation in NSW can and should be phased out within 14 years.

Air pollutionClimate and energyCoal and gas


20 February, 2017


EIS highlights threat to wildlife and water resources from Santos 850 -well industrial gas field

The Nature Conservation Council is calling on the Berejiklian government to buy back gas exploration licences covering the Pilliga Forest to ensure the largest remaining temperate woodland in eastern Australia is protected for future generations.

Forests and wildlifeClimate and energyCoal and gas

14 February, 2017


NSW set to reap benefits of renewables revolution

NSW will be one of the big winners this year from the renewal of the nation’s antiquated electricity supply system.

Climate and energy

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.

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.

Air pollutionClimate and energy

30 January, 2017


Berejiklian Cabinet must increase environmental protections and turbo-charge the state’s transition to renewable energy

Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski has welcomed the appointment of new ministers to the critical environment, energy and planning portfolios as an opportunity to improve the Coalition government’s poor record in these areas.

Forests and wildlifePlanning and DevelopmentClimate and energyNSW Parliament

27 January, 2017


Case of “extinct” guinea flower highlights the failure of federal and state planning systems to protect threatened species

Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski is calling for new procedures to ensure threatened species are protected from development at all stages of the assessment and approval process.

Forests and wildlifePlanning and Development


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