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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  • Suzi Tooke
    signed 2020-05-09 11:38:44 +1000
  • Trish Quirk
    signed 2020-05-09 11:38:26 +1000
  • L. Rodriguez
    signed 2020-05-09 11:34:32 +1000
  • m P
    signed 2020-05-09 11:32:37 +1000
  • Sara Hammer
    signed 2020-05-09 11:15:20 +1000
  • Michael Moller
    signed 2020-05-09 10:52:27 +1000
  • Karey Harrison
    signed 2020-05-09 10:50:48 +1000
  • Sidney Matthews
    signed 2020-05-09 10:24:01 +1000
    Sidney Matthews
  • Ann Palmer
    signed 2020-05-09 10:20:11 +1000
    Ann Palmer
  • Franz Sauter
    signed 2020-05-09 10:12:31 +1000
    Mr Franz Sauter
  • David Willett
    signed 2020-05-09 09:58:19 +1000
  • Harry Audus
    signed 2020-05-09 09:30:47 +1000
    This action is essential to the health and wellbeing of all life on our planet home, and will bring jobs that will last a long time.
  • Des Buchhorn
    signed 2020-05-09 09:16:35 +1000
  • Simon Wells
    signed 2020-05-09 09:13:33 +1000
  • Moira Williams
    signed 2020-05-09 09:08:55 +1000
    We need a transition to clean energy!
  • Jacki Boyce
    signed 2020-05-09 09:02:15 +1000
  • Robyn Jackson
    signed 2020-05-09 08:24:39 +1000
    It is time to wake up and smell the roses (errr eucalypts). Queensland needs to be a leader for the future and lose our backwoods/hick reputation that we have carried for way too long. Time to get our country moving into a clean healthy future for our children and grandchildren. I agree that jobs are important and probably more important than any other thing to the economy. Keep people employed and happy and we will have a bright future. To do this we need clean air and clean water. NO MORE COAL MINES. We really need to get behind alternative clean energy including cars that don’t burn fossil fuels. Keep it clean in Queensland. We have a beautiful state with the most fantastic variety in our bioshperes and other environments. Don’t let it go to waste please!!
  • Kirk Rhoads
    signed via 2020-05-09 08:23:34 +1000
    Kirk Rhoads
  • Hazel Green
    signed 2020-05-09 08:00:08 +1000
    Hazel Green
  • Emma Brindal
    signed 2020-05-09 07:43:16 +1000
  • Allison Brinkworth
    signed 2020-05-09 07:32:23 +1000
    We have a great opportunity to create new jobs in our damaged economy and help the planet.
  • Susan Fletcher
    signed 2020-05-09 07:17:48 +1000
    The opportunity is here so change to renewables
  • Simon Validzic
    signed 2020-05-09 07:13:39 +1000
    Coal is destructive not only when burned but when mined because the mines, and the roads to get to them, involve the destruction of natural habitats, logging of forests and destruction of Aboriginal cultural sites. Please note that biomass and biofuels are not ecologically acceptable sources of energy because they lead to the increased destruction of forests. Solar photovoltaic cells should be placed on buildings rather than taking up additional land and they should avoid the use of unethically mined minerals.
  • Karen Arens
    signed 2020-05-09 06:44:48 +1000
  • Bob Parker
    signed via 2020-05-09 06:39:26 +1000
    Get on with it, please.
  • Paul Grace
    signed 2020-05-09 06:34:01 +1000
  • Stephanie Long
    signed 2020-05-09 06:21:22 +1000
  • Donald Skerman
    signed via 2020-05-09 05:51:31 +1000
    The State Government has made a good start to increasing the amount of electricity generated by renewables through its support for new solar and the Kidston pumped storage projects but we need to accelerate the move away from fossil fuels. I am also particularly disappointed by the growth in unconventional gas extraction which is worse than coal when the long underestimated fugitive emissions are taken into account as well as jeopardising water resources.
  • Kevin Rowe
    signed 2020-05-09 05:25:11 +1000
  • D. Farrimond
    signed 2020-05-09 01:12:20 +1000