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.


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  • Kent Bayley
    signed 2020-05-08 12:19:36 +1000
    One planet, one life, one chance.
  • Narelle McCarthy
    signed 2020-05-08 12:19:23 +1000
  • Dominique Thiriet
    signed 2020-05-08 12:19:19 +1000
  • Sheena Worrall
    signed 2020-05-08 12:18:26 +1000
    I spend significant amounts of time and moneyevery week commuting, working, shopping and helping family in Queensland. I live in a border town. I have invested in solar panels for my home and believe that clean, non-coal-and-gas types of energy are essential if we are to solve problems of global warming, pollution and extinctions. No more habitat should be lost through coal mining. Please make real progress in phasing out coal-mining and putting sustainable, green alternatives in place.
  • Alan Hill
    signed 2020-05-08 12:17:22 +1000
  • Hester Goedhart
    signed 2020-05-08 12:15:15 +1000
  • Jason Reynolds
    signed 2020-05-08 12:13:09 +1000
  • Marisa Strazzari
    signed 2020-05-08 12:11:52 +1000
  • Olivia W
    signed 2020-05-08 12:10:02 +1000
  • Jacques Vever
    signed 2020-05-08 12:09:56 +1000
    I’ve been dreaming of seeing clear skies in a post fossil-fuel world and during the Coronavirus lockdown we have had the chance to glimpse what that looks like, which only drives me more to see that outcome permanently in the future. The sooner, the better.

    Jacques Vever
  • Peter Marquis-Kyle
    signed 2020-05-08 12:05:11 +1000
  • Ellie Bock
    signed 2020-05-08 12:03:52 +1000
  • Elaine Wickings
    signed 2020-05-08 12:02:51 +1000
  • Kay McPadden
    signed 2020-05-08 12:01:44 +1000
    No posted mail please.
  • Howard Cassidy
    signed 2020-05-08 12:01:40 +1000
  • Jenifer Simpson
    signed 2020-05-08 12:01:00 +1000
    Jenifer Simpson
  • Susan Reardon
    signed 2020-05-08 12:00:27 +1000
  • Janet Revill
    signed 2020-05-08 11:59:42 +1000
  • Margaret Gleeson
    signed 2020-05-08 11:59:14 +1000
  • Paul Casbolt
    signed 2020-05-08 11:59:12 +1000
    Queensland needs a plan to transition to the abundant distributed renewable energy resources in this State. A plan that provides jobs in renewable energy and a plan that reduces the cost of energy for business and households.
  • Ellie Smith
    signed 2020-05-08 11:56:27 +1000
  • Vivian Lyall
    signed 2020-05-08 11:56:16 +1000
    Vivian Lyall
  • Clare Heath
    signed 2020-05-08 11:56:05 +1000
  • Marion Glover
    signed 2020-05-08 11:55:39 +1000
  • Andrew Galbraith
    signed 2020-05-08 11:55:27 +1000
    Please act quickly to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. I suspect climate change is happening faster than predicted.
  • Gina Stannard
    signed 2020-05-08 11:55:15 +1000
  • Kathy Faldt
    signed 2020-05-08 11:54:52 +1000
    Kathy Faldt
  • Nereda Denington
    signed 2020-05-08 11:54:51 +1000
    Nereda Denington
  • Lyn Ford
    signed 2020-05-08 11:54:36 +1000
  • Kerry Baker
    signed 2020-05-08 11:54:12 +1000
    What you do affects the whole world and a responsible approach must involve permanent closure of all coal mines. Australia has magnificent resources, we can achieve 100% renewables.