#RepowerNSW

Climate change is already harming our forests, wildlife and communities. Together we must break free from the polluting energy of the past so everyone can power their lives with clean energy from the sun and wind. Together, let’s make it happen.

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Let’s #Repower NSW

Climate change is happening now – our forests, wildlife and communities are already feeling its effects. We have the technologies and abundant resources to break free from polluting energy sources now and to power our lives using the sun and the wind. Together, we can and must #Repower NSW.

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Repowering our Regions: A clean-energy road map to #Repower NSW

Our biggest contribution to climate change is how we power our lives and communities. Today 79% of our power comes from coal. But we can change that. Read our new report that details we can #Repower our state with 100% clean energy by 2030.

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Hot, Dry and Deadly

Climate change will have profoundly negative impacts on nature in NSW if we do not urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our latest report, Hot Dry, and Deadly: Impacts of Climate Change on Nature in NSW shows how global warming is threatening the places and species we love.

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Let's put an end to our dirty energy system

In NSW, less than 7% of our electricity comes from the sun and wind. Meanwhile, pollution from our five old, dirty coal-fired power stations in rising. It’s not just our climate that is suffering. People's health and our environment are also paying the price of our addiction to coal and gas. We must close coal-fired power stations in NSW by 2030 and usher in a wave of clean energy investment to power our future. For example, here are five reasons why AGL should not extend the life of the Liddell Power Station after its scheduled closure in 2022. Join us in our campaign to #Repower NSW with clean energy so nature and our communities can continue to thrive.

Help drive the change we need 

Join thousands of Australians who are calling for a brighter future powered by clean energy. Let’s overcome the big polluting lobbyists and the politicians who do their bidding, and usher in a wave of clean energy investment across Australia. Please sign the petition to #RepowerNSW, and ask your friends and family to get on board, because we are strongest when we work together. You can download a hard-copy of the petition here or sign online at the link below.

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Our solutions

Another world is not only possible, it’s already knocking on our door. To do our fair share to tackle climate change and Repower our energy system we have five important solutions. To move NSW to a clean, reliable, affordable energy system, the NSW Government must:

  1. Commit to sourcing all our electricity from clean, renewable sources by 2030.
  2. Create incentives that encourage investment in energy storage, including batteries, pumped-hydro and solar thermal storage to increase grid reliability.
  3. Rule out new coal mines and gas fields in NSW.

To make the transition fair, the NSW Government must:

  1. Help workers and communities transition as coal-fired power stations and coal mines close.
  2. Protect community health by cleaning up air pollution from coal-fired power stations.

Here's the full Repower NSW Policy

 

Ethical Switch 

Ethical Switch is a social enterprise whose mission is to find ethical companies and make it simple for people to switch across to them. They’ve done some research on Australia’s most ethical power companies and they’ll make a donation to NCC when you make the switch! Click here to find out more.

 

Latest news

 

19 June 2018

 

Coalition spends $102 million on climate change disaster relief but nothing on limiting climate pollution

“The NSW Budget contains no money for reducing climate pollution but $102 million for dealing with the disasters that climate change is causing, like floods and storms,” Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski said.

Climate and energyNSW Parliament

15 June 2018

 

Full impact of Snowy 2.0 must be assessed before its components are approved

The Federal Government must assess the environmental impacts of the whole of the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro proposal before granting approval for any of its component parts, the Nature Conservation Council says.

Forests and wildlifePlanning and DevelopmentClimate and energy

25 May, 2018

 

Queanbeyan to host NSW Regional Environment Conference 2018

Clean-energy investment and new logging laws will be top of the agenda at the 2018 NSW Regional Environment Conference in Queanbeyan this week.

Forests and wildlifeClimate and energy

 

Resources

 

Repower Petition

 

Our Environment, Our Future: Policies for the 2015 NSW election and beyond

This document details the environment movement's top policy asks for the 2015 NSW election.

 
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