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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  • Peter Shooter
    signed 2020-05-09 01:02:40 +1000
    Set the example. Show progressive thinking. No new coal fired power stations and no new thermal coal mines.
  • rae Sheridan
    signed 2020-05-09 00:49:30 +1000
  • Luke Reade
    signed 2020-05-09 00:25:26 +1000
  • Alison Lambert
    signed 2020-05-08 22:21:19 +1000
  • Gregory Moeliker
    signed 2020-05-08 22:20:47 +1000
    We need clean green and sustainable energy free of vested interests
  • Helen Ling
    signed 2020-05-08 21:41:31 +1000
  • Kate Kenner
    signed 2020-05-08 21:35:04 +1000
    Coal power is outdated and there is no need for it. What is needed to keep Australia clean or make it cleaner is the use of other forms of energy. None are perfect but in the end they will make life in Australia so much healthier for all.How can you go wrong with less pollution? I may not live there but the problems are the same and care about the whole planet and wildlife not just about where I live. Please say no to more coal plants and yes to fresher air and water.
  • Lisa Cliff
    signed 2020-05-08 21:20:53 +1000
  • Vanessa Elwell-Gavins
    signed 2020-05-08 21:16:03 +1000
  • Maree Manby
    signed 2020-05-08 20:19:17 +1000
  • Shauna Baker
    signed via 2020-05-08 20:13:10 +1000
    Coal needs to remain where it is created – underground, while we transition to cleaner, greener, cheaper energy sources which are now readily available to install and use. Our beloved planet cannot survive the continued use of fossil fuels which were created long ago and move towards the future. Stop living in the past, stop burning coal when better resources are available, and prove you are a progressive Premier, not regressive. Coal and Oil are NOT ON. You need to act like a Labor Party Premier, and do what is right for the planet first, because ultimately that is right for the people too. Jobs can be moved into renewables, so no unemployment should occur with retraining and natural turnover of retired workers. Thank you.
  • Madeline Cilento
    signed 2020-05-08 20:06:51 +1000
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  • Evan Jones
    signed 2020-05-08 19:57:37 +1000
    Now is the time!
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