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$500m electric vehicle package jump-starts the road transport transition in NSW

June 20, 2021

The NSW Government’s almost $500 million package to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles [1] is the beginning of the end of the internal combustion engine’s 120-year monopoly on road transportation in NSW. [2]  “This is an historic and very welcome package from a government that has significantly increased its commitment to climate action over the past few years,” Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris Gambian said.   “It will not only reduce the climate impact of road transportation,...

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State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles

June 09, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council today launched its campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW as a new plank in its broader campaign to transition the state economy to 100% clean energy by 2030.  The council’s Accelerate NSW campaign includes policies to:  Waive stamp duty for...

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Rallies across NSW on World Environment Day demand action to save koalas

June 05, 2021

People have rallied across the state today, calling on the NSW Government to strengthen protections for koalas and their habitat.  More than 500 people gathered in Hyde Park, Sydney, and were addressed by a range of speakers, including:   Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris Gambian,  Animal...

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Conservation movement ready to work with the new Labor leadership on koalas, climate, water and forestry

June 04, 2021

Statement by Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris Gambian  “We welcome Chris Minns’ election as leader of NSW Labor and look forward to working with the new Labor leadership team to put climate action and the protection of nature at the top of the political agenda.  “The people want an effective Opposition...

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Pumped hydro plan will help to maintain Lithgow’s place as an energy hub

June 03, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council has welcomed plans to create a new hydro-electricity facility on the edge of Lithgow in the state’s central west.  “Energy Australia’s plans to establish a pumped hydro-electricity facility near Lithgow will help the city maintain its position as a key...

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Protest for stronger koala protection

June 02, 2021

What: Koala Day of Action, June 5. The campaign to save the koala from extinction continues with a rally in Hyde Park and other locations this Saturday calling on the government to strengthen legal protections for the species.  When: 11am, Saturday, June 5   Where: Hyde Park (near the Archibald Fountain), Sydney    Who:  ...

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Leading NGOs urge AGL to drop Greenpeace lawsuit

May 26, 2021

Some of Australia’s leading NGOs and biggest environmental advocacy groups have delivered an open letter to AGL urging the energy major to drop its legal action against Greenpeace Australia Pacific ahead of next week’s hearing in the Federal Court. The letter, addressed to AGL...

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Kean and Bowen headline Nature Conservation Council business breakfast

May 19, 2021

NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean and Federal Shadow Environment Minister Chris Bowen were keynote speakers at a Nature Conservation Council Business Forum at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney this morning. The sold-out event, titled Risks and Opportunities in a Changing Climate, drew 190 business...

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$600M should be spent on batteries, not gas

May 19, 2021

The $600 million the Morrison government plans to spend on a new gas peaking power plant at Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley would be much better spent on battery storage.   The government announced today [1] that it would spend more than half a billion dollars of taxpayers’ hard-earned money on a gas plant that will probably operate only one week a...

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