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AGL battery plan is a powerful symbol but more ambition is required

August 14, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes AGL’s plans to significantly expand its investment in grid-scale storage. [1] “The symbolism of converting Liddell coal-fired power station site into a major battery for clean energy storage could hardly be more powerful,” Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris...

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Forestry Corporation on illegal logging rampage

July 24, 2020

Numerous serious breaches of environmental law by the Forestry Corporation uncovered by the Environmental Protection Authority underscores the need for an immediate moratorium on native forest logging. The EPA has ordered the Forestry Corporation to stop logging in two forests in the past week...

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NSW forests at greater risk from Bunnings Vic Forests boycott

July 01, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council urges Bunnings to put a blanket ban on selling timber from Australian public native forests after it announced it would no longer supply wood products from Vic Forests. The company decided to stop selling timber products from VicForests after a...

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All parties agree: koalas need our urgent help

June 30, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes the recommendations of the NSW Upper House inquiry into Koala populations and habitat in NSW and urges the government to urgently implement its recommendations. [1] “Koalas are on track to be extinct in NSW by 2050.  Absolutely no one...

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NSW is on the road to transport energy transition

June 11, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes NSW Government plans to decarbonise the state’s transport systems, starting with Sydney’s suburban train network and small ferries. [1]  NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance says the government plans to have the electric train network run on 100% clean renewable energy by the end of 2025.  He also announced smaller vessels the Sydney’s ferry fleet would be converted from diesel to electricity....

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