#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.

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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Become a Repower Champion

Across NSW, people are coming together to act on climate change and #Repower NSW with clean energy. Sign up to become a Repower Champion and we’ll help you to take meaningful action in your community and online to create a state we would be proud to hand to our children. By becoming a Repower Champion, you'll be given the tools you need to get your community and local MPs on board. We will also connect you with others in your community who share the same vision for a sustainable, clean-energy state.  

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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

 

20 December 2017

 

Acting on climate change is the best way to secure NSW electricity supply

The Berejiklian government must urgently develop a climate-change action plan to help reduce extreme weather events that the Chief Scientist’s Energy Security Taskforce has warned pose the greatest risk to the state’s electricity supply.

Climate and energy

8 December, 2017

 

NSW Government turns to solar energy to cut bills

The purchase of NSW's first large-scale renewable energy in the state's Central West by the Berejiklian government is welcomed, but stronger targets must be set to transition NSW to a modern, clean energy system.

Climate and energyNSW Parliament

9 December, 2017

 

Liddell Coal-Fired Power Station Will Close

AGL remains Australia’s biggest climate polluter despite committing to replace Liddell with mostly clean energy. The decision is an important start but the company urgently needs a plan to transition out of coal entirely by 2030.

Air pollutionPlanning and DevelopmentFederal environmental lawsCoal and gas

 

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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