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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  • Neil Brown
    signed 2020-05-08 18:01:41 +1000
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  • Clare Milledge
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  • Heather Shamrock
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    Queeñsland really does care about the barrier reef, eñdangered species, clean air, and lots of tourists coming to enjoy our special state.
  • jeff Farrar
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  • Susan Bishop
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    Please think about future sustainability,, not just current economics.
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  • Bronwyn Carver
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    We should be leading the world in renewable energy! Think of the jobs! :-)
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  • Wallace Wight
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    a sustainable future for life on this planet depends on rapidly extricating ourselves from dependence on fossil fuels, both for domestic energy and for export income.
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