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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  • Pamela Alick
    signed 2020-05-08 14:38:14 +1000
  • Steven Velm
    signed 2020-05-08 14:34:22 +1000
  • Anthony Poutsma
    signed 2020-05-08 14:32:58 +1000
    That Australia is conducting business as usual and claims to still be meeting it’s Paris emissions targets is nonsense. That Queensland is conducting business as usual in relying on coal exports and coal fired power stations makes no sense.
  • Janet Troupe
    signed 2020-05-08 14:26:41 +1000
  • Ben Child
    signed 2020-05-08 14:25:35 +1000
  • Shirley Benlow
    signed 2020-05-08 14:22:54 +1000
    I love Queensland and it’s natural wonders. By shifting away from polluting coal to sustainable energy you are helping everyone beyond your borders.
  • Ann Woeller
    signed 2020-05-08 14:20:39 +1000
    Ann Woeller
  • Belinda Warfield
    signed 2020-05-08 14:14:20 +1000
  • Lois Stubley
    signed 2020-05-08 14:09:50 +1000
    We don’t want continual repeats of our last horrendous Summer; we must look to the future and have green power.
  • James (Jim) Pope
    signed 2020-05-08 14:08:17 +1000
  • Kerri Watson
    signed 2020-05-08 14:07:37 +1000
  • Sigrid McGarva
    signed 2020-05-08 14:06:14 +1000
  • Joy Duck
    signed 2020-05-08 14:01:09 +1000
  • Lavinia Wood
    signed 2020-05-08 14:00:31 +1000
  • Hardy Sorensen
    signed 2020-05-08 14:00:29 +1000
    Think of what happened to the men in the mine just recently.
  • Helen Stewart
    signed 2020-05-08 13:57:45 +1000
    Helen Stewart
  • Adrian Bright
    signed 2020-05-08 13:57:25 +1000
  • Verity Correll
    signed 2020-05-08 13:56:38 +1000
  • Helen Matthews
    signed 2020-05-08 13:55:51 +1000
  • peter gillbank
    signed 2020-05-08 13:55:16 +1000
  • Denise Sorensen
    signed 2020-05-08 13:54:24 +1000
  • Vera Keatley
    signed 2020-05-08 13:52:02 +1000
    Vera Keatley
  • Tracey Nayler
    signed via 2020-05-08 13:51:04 +1000
  • Jane O'Sullivan
    signed 2020-05-08 13:50:37 +1000
    The pandemic has taught us to listen to the scientists. The scientists say “no new fossil fuel projects, and retire existing ones early.” There is no wriggle-room on this.
  • Glen Holmes
    signed 2020-05-08 13:45:22 +1000
  • Judith Kohlhagen
    signed 2020-05-08 13:36:40 +1000
  • Barbara Struthers
    signed 2020-05-08 13:35:46 +1000
    Barbara Struthers – It is imperative that we focus on averting more extreme consequences of global warming due to human activity! Even though the renewable sector manafacturing and recovery is not perfect, we need to focus on this form of energy production to save the planet and future human generations.
  • Dennis Kreiner
    signed 2020-05-08 13:34:35 +1000
    we need solar , wind and electric cars
  • Colleen Finn
    signed 2020-05-08 13:33:42 +1000
  • David King
    signed 2020-05-08 13:32:50 +1000