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Report should spell the end of plans to burn forests for electricity

August 16, 2021

Plans to convert Redbank power station to burn wood for electricity have been dealt a major blow after a NSW Parliamentary inquiry recommended the practice be banned. [1]    The Legislative Assembly Committee on Environment and Planning has concluded “forest biomass is not a renewable, sustainable source of energy” and has recommended changing the state’s environmental laws to rule it out as...

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What is the cost of Angus Taylor's big new tax to prop up coal?

July 29, 2021

The Federal Government's proposal to subsidise traditional electricity generators through a new charge on household electricity bills is a blatant attempt to delay the switch to clean energy according to the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.   Leaked advice from the Energy Security Board to...

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Reckless plans for Kosciuszko National Park must be stopped

July 28, 2021

The NSW National Parks Association and the Nature Conservation Council have launched a campaign to stop a massive intensification of commercial development within Kosciuszko National Park.  The NSW Government is proposing to increase the cap on resort beds by more than 40% (up from...

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Slaying of zombie gas exploration licences welcome, but Narrabri gas project should also be canned

July 21, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes the government's announcement today that 8 out of 12 ‘zombie’ petroleum exploration licenses (PELs) will be cancelled, and calls for the remaining PELs on the Liverpool Plains to be cancelled as well.  “Coal seam gas industrialises the landscape and threatens water quality and quantity, so we...

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Developers to gain more say under proposed planning policy

July 09, 2021

Environment groups are calling on the NSW Government to include best practise mandatory standards for tree canopy cover, climate action, parkland and urban heat mitigation in a new planning policy due to take effect for all urban areas by the end of 2021.  Planning...

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150 hectares of habitat lost each day in NSW

June 29, 2021

Latest land clearing data shows 150 hectares of wildlife habitat is bulldozed or logged every day in NSW, almost twice the average annual rate recorded before the Coalition overhauled nature laws in 2016. [1]  The annual Statewide Land and Tree Study (SLATS) data shows...

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Biodiversity offsetting should only be used as a last resort and adhere to international best practice

June 25, 2021

The conservation movement welcomes the inquiry into the NSW biodiversity offsetting scheme announced by the Legislative Council’s Environment and Planning Committee.  “There have been serious concerns about the government’s new biodiversity offsets scheme since it was introduced as part of its suit of weakened land-clearing and nature laws in 2017,” Nature Conservation...

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