POWER UP QUEENSLAND!

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.

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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  • Rani Lyons
    signed 2020-05-08 13:29:31 +1000
  • Claire Armstrong
    signed 2020-05-08 13:21:25 +1000
  • Dianne Shun Wah
    signed 2020-05-08 13:20:42 +1000
  • Anna
    signed 2020-05-08 13:16:07 +1000
  • Jonathan Sligh
    signed via 2020-05-08 13:10:16 +1000
  • judith sheehan
    signed 2020-05-08 13:10:07 +1000
    ABOUT TIME – your organisation MAY FINALLY be getting the message

    THIS IS AN ECONOMIC ARGUMENT

    which can ONLY be won by replacing COAL/CSG JOBS WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY JOBS and/or TRANSITIONING TO THAT by GETTING THE MARKET JUGGERNAUT BEHIND RENEWABLES WITH THE ARGUMENT

    IGNORING OZ’s COAL/CSG PLANET KILLINGCONTRIBUTIONSWILL BE 10X MORE THAN FINANCING THE CLEAN GREEN NEW DEAL.
  • Tracey Foley
    signed 2020-05-08 13:02:12 +1000
  • Norm Morwood
    signed 2020-05-08 12:59:36 +1000
    Norm Morwood
  • Colin McLaren
    signed 2020-05-08 12:59:27 +1000
    Colin McLaren
  • Elizabeth Auriac
    signed 2020-05-08 12:57:50 +1000
  • Helen Hauff
    signed 2020-05-08 12:56:14 +1000
  • Kim Luckman
    signed 2020-05-08 12:47:53 +1000
    Coal won’t give us a future worth having – Act now!
  • Jan Evans Scoon
    signed 2020-05-08 12:46:28 +1000
  • Geoff Mosley
    signed 2020-05-08 12:45:38 +1000
    Geoff Mosley
  • Anne-Maree Elliott
    signed 2020-05-08 12:43:07 +1000
  • Julia Hazel
    signed 2020-05-08 12:43:07 +1000
  • paul king
    signed 2020-05-08 12:42:58 +1000
  • Cynthia Rosenfield
    signed 2020-05-08 12:40:38 +1000
  • Antje Nebel
    signed 2020-05-08 12:40:06 +1000
    Antje Nebel
  • Susan Rees
    signed 2020-05-08 12:37:08 +1000
    Make Queensland a world leader in clean, renewable energy. We are the ‘Sunshine state’ after all.
  • Michelle Tinker
    signed 2020-05-08 12:35:37 +1000
    Let’s take this opportunity to create a better, healthier and safer environment by investing in a clean future!!
  • Michelle Adams
    signed 2020-05-08 12:35:18 +1000
  • Ian Tedder
    signed 2020-05-08 12:34:10 +1000
  • Ruth Payne
    signed 2020-05-08 12:33:03 +1000
  • Annie Nolan
    signed via 2020-05-08 12:31:56 +1000
  • Phillipa Cannon
    signed 2020-05-08 12:31:13 +1000
    Phillipa F Cannon Its time QLD Govt. The citizens of QLD want you to take notice of the science of climate change just as you have of the science of Covid 19.

    Get out of fossil fuel and transition those jobs and communities straight into renewables.

    Set a great example. You will be remembered for all time if you move out of coal/gas etc and into renewables.

    We live in the Sunshine State.
  • Malcolm Scott
    signed 2020-05-08 12:31:09 +1000
    Limiting to +1.5 – 2 degrees average global warming is usually is taken as requiring net zero by 2050 and drawdown thereafter, and preferably earlier for wealthy economies with the technological and economic means. After all, WE have caused the climate damage problem that is causing such havoc for our environment and nature more broadly.


    50% reduction is considered necessary between 2020 to 2030. At the moment only one QLD coal power station is planned to be replaced by clean energy generation before 2030. That doesn’t match the necessary climate objectives nor does it recognise emissions avoidance is easiest done with electricity generation compared with transport, agriculture and building sectors, et al.


    We really need a plan to go hard and go early with the replacement of coal generation, and have a serierious just transition the equal of what Germany is putting in place with communities, unions, business and workers.
  • Florence Teillet
    signed 2020-05-08 12:28:12 +1000
    Florence Teillet
  • Martin Rady
    signed 2020-05-08 12:25:52 +1000
  • Jan Green
    signed 2020-05-08 12:23:02 +1000