Building Clean Energy to Benefit Nature and Communities

Right now Queensland is heavily reliant on coal-fired power, and our polluting energy system is responsible for 33% of the State’s emissions. If we fail to slash these emissions, it will worsen global heating and hurt Queensland's precious ecosystems.

To replace coal and gas generation, a significant amount of solar, wind and storage—like batteries or pumped hydro—needs to be urgently built. But due to Queensland’s poor planning framework, we’re already seeing renewable energy development proposed and approved in environmentally significant areas and without appropriate community consultation. 

Strong climate action means both protecting nature and repowering our polluting energy system. That’s why we urgently need updated national and state-wide planning frameworks that stop development in the places we need to protect. We can and must have a renewable energy industry that's rolled out to benefit nature, as well as First Nations people and regional communities.


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