Vote for climate action!

NSW is a laggard when we should be a leader on clean energy. Let’s make this election a referendum on climate change! Are you in?

Yes, I'm in!


Our climate is changing. We just suffered record heat waves and bushfire season is longer, hotter and drier than ever. Communities are feeling the impacts of climate change and voters are taking notice across the country.

First Wentworth, then Victoria. Elections are being won or lost on climate change. Is NSW next?

Even after eight years in government, the NSW Liberals still have no climate plan. And neither of the major parties has committed to have NSW do its fair share to reduce climate pollution.

This election, any party that doesn’t act on climate change, doesn’t deserve to govern.

Our plan

Election campaigns are won by people power – everyday people working together in their communities. By having conversations with people in places our politicians care about, we can make a huge impact. Hundreds of people all across the state are already active. And they're getting results!

Join them and help make this election the Climate Election.

Yes, tell me more! 

Live update from the campaign trail

The climate race is on! Just weeks into the election campaign both the NSW government and state Labor have committed to get solar onto hundreds of thousands of homes in NSW.

Thanks to people speaking up, the major parties are making announcements on clean energy because our leaders know they need to act on climate to be elected.

But both parties still need to commit to large-scale renewables and storage if they are serious about cutting pollution and transitioning NSW to clean energy. We also need a plan to get to net zero emissions by 2040.

Stay tuned for more updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest.

Here’s what needs to happen

Switching to clean energy is cheaper, cleaner and more reliable. This election we’re calling on all political parties to commit to get to 100% clean energy by 2030 and specifically to:

  • Provide solar power to 400,000 households (including rentals) in the next term of government (by 2023);
  • Tender for 4000MW of large-scale clean power in the next term of government;
  • Power all government operations with 100% renewable energy by 2023; and
  • Legislate for net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, and ensure all government decisions consider the impact on climate change.
Authorised by Kate Smolski, NSW Nature Conservation Council, Sydney.

Latest news


6 February, 2019


Solar, wind and storage the only reasonable response to coal and gas failures

Major parties in NSW must commit to adding up to 4000MW of clean energy to the grid over the next four years to bridge the reliability gap caused by the state’s aging and highly polluting coal and gas power plants.

Climate and energy

7 February 2019


NSW still back of the pack for renewables

Lack of leadership on energy policy in NSW has been laid bare again today with the release of the latest Green Energy Markets report, which found NSW sources more of its power from coal than any other state in Australia.

Climate and energy

8 February 2019


Rocky Hill judgement exposes bankruptcy of fossil fuel industry’s pollution claims

The Nature Conservation Council congratulates Groundswell Gloucester and the Environmental Defenders Office NSW for their historic win in the Land and Environment Court today.

Climate and energyCoal and gas


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