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  • signed Power Up Queensland 2020-05-09 20:09:40 +1000
    Emily Burke

    Ask our Politicians to Power-up Queensland With Clean, Renewable Energy

     

    Did you know that burning coal is Australia’s leading cause of climate change?

    Would you be surprised to know that one organisation is responsible for two-thirds of the coal burnt in Queensland?

    Would you be more surprised to learn that organisation is our elected State government? 

    Of the eight coal power plants in Queensland, six are owned or controlled by the state government, and use two-thirds of the coal burned in Queensland. In other words, the State government literally has the power to make change happen.

    Currently, Queensland is Australia’s biggest carbon emitter, and Australia’s electricity grid is one of the most polluting in the world. There is no such thing as “clean coal”. Every day we burn more dirty coal is another day of needless toxic pollution.

    The Queensland Conservation Council is campaigning to ensure Queenslanders can look forward to a safe and prosperous future, where coal power stations are replaced by clean renewable energy.

    Sign the petition to ask our politicians to take real action to fight coal’s costly contribution to climate change.

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    Dear Premier,

    We, the undersigned, urge you to use your power and ownership of Queensland’s electricity system to deliver on your promise to cut Queensland’s climate pollution, and get us on track to zero net emissions by 2050, or sooner.

    Queenslanders need you to be the hero of the hour and:

    1. Rule out any new coal-fired power stations in Queensland
    2. Develop a plan to shift away from polluting coal power
    3. Power-up Queensland with clean renewable energy

     

    Despite the new global challenges we are facing, Queenslanders want to see the Sunshine State lead the way in creating a sustainable low-carbon economy and a safe future for our kids. You have that power. Please don’t let us down.

    Signed, 

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  • signed Save SEQ Koalas via 2020-03-31 09:56:46 +1000

    Sign the petition: Palaszczuk government, save SEQ Koalas

    Stand with us in calling on the Palaszczuk government to stop the clearing of koala habitat in Southeast Queensland. 

    An expert panel report has shown that past efforts to protect the koala, which is Queensland’s official animal emblem, have failed. Up to 80% of the koala population in Southeast Queensland has been lost in just 20 years due to destruction of woodland habitat, traffic issues and domestic dog attacks

    The koala now faces the prospect of extinction in the wild in Southeast Queensland.

    The State Government needs to take urgent action and immediately:

    • implement a moratorium on any clearing in south-east Queensland
    • declare the koala ‘Endangered’ in south-east Queensland
    • prioritise koala and habitat protection in new planning rules

    Send a clear message that more needs to be done urgently to protect our state emblem.

    Sign the petition below.

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