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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  • Maria Soria
    signed 2020-05-09 22:24:26 +1000
    Maria Soria
  • Honour Leigh
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    Honour Leigh
  • Darrilyn Watson-Will
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  • Stephanie Meggitt
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  • Richard Nielsen
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  • Julie Lawson
    signed via 2020-05-09 19:13:29 +1000
    With the global lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic it is clear to see that our planet has a better quality of air with less pollution going into our skies from the transport industries and commuters. Second to that we have seen how fast Laws and Acts can be changed or created to benefit society and humanity as a whole. Surely it is able to be easily done and in the best interests of the common good, the greater good and Queensland’s future generations for the Queensland Government to switch from fossil fuel burning power sources and provide energy to all Queenslanders from renewable sources such as tidal, geothermal, solar, wind, while additional renewable sources are continued to researched and developed. You do have the ability, capability, power and support to make better decisions for our State. Take the step and move away from industries that harm our global ecosystems that everyone depends upon. #We are all in this together
  • Beverley Grant
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  • Irene Clemens
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  • Deborah Pointing
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    Australia needs to be a world leader in renewable energy not a world leader for native species extinction.
  • Michael Williams
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  • Ian Heath
    signed via 2020-05-09 13:55:02 +1000
    Please have a plan to faze out all coal fired power stations by 2030 or earlier.
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