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Brisbane Olympics must protect koalas in Toohey Forest, SEQ

Conservationists are concerned new plans to redevelop QSAC for the Olympics could lead to clearing of important koala habitat at Toohey Forest, urging the government to commit to a 'koala-positive' Olympic Games.

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Queenslanders still not seeing the full benefits of renewable energy on their power bills

Queensland Conservation Council today welcomes the stabilisation of prices in the 2024-25 Australian Energy Regulators Default Market Offer.

"This year, customers on the default market offer in Queensland will face increases of up to 2.7 per cent. This is a far cry from last year where Queensland consumers faced price hikes of 20 per cent," said QCC's Energy Strategist Clare Silcock.

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New analysis reveals shocking track record of federal nature law that favours coal mines over koalas

L-R: Natalie Frost, Nature Campaigner at Queensland Conservation Council; Hannah Schuch, Queensland Campaigns Manager at The Wilderness Society

Queensland nature groups have joined together to call on the Albanese Government to deliver strong nature laws by the end of this year as new analysis reveals close to 90% of projects in Queensland have been approved under federal nature laws since their inception.

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Queensland LNP splinters from Feds, rules out nuclear

L-R: Sam O'Connor, Queensland Shadow Environment Minister; Dave Copeman, QCC Director

The Queensland Opposition has distanced themselves from their federal counterparts by ruling out nuclear power for the state, a move that has been welcomed by the Queensland Conservation Council.

Yesterday at the Queensland Environment Round Table, Sam O'Connor, Queensland's Shadow Environment Minister, publicly guaranteed that nuclear will not be a part of the State LNP's energy transformation plan, citing that the cost just doesn't stack up.

Mr O'Connor also raised doubts about communities' willingness to accept nuclear reactors in their local area.

Dave Copeman, Director of the Queensland Conservation Council, said: 

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Sunny news for Queensland's renters

The Queensland Conservation Council today welcomes the state Liberal National Party's announcement of a solar for renters program.

The Supercharged Solar for Renters plan will provide grants of up to $3,500 toward the installation of solar panels on rental homes.

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Illegal clearing of National Park wetland an “international embarrassment”

The bulldozing of a 2km-long driveway through Bowling Green National Park near Townsville is an international embarrassment for Queensland, highlighting critical problems in the state’s ability to respond to illegal clearing across the state.

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Gladstone explosion demonstrates danger of gas to climate, communities

The explosion in a gas line near Gladstone, currently causing chaos for local industry, is another reminder of the unreliability and danger of gas as an energy source, according to Queensland's peak environment body.

The underground gas leak and explosion near Bauhinia in Central Queensland has affected key industries in Gladstone and demonstrates the need to improve monitoring of our existing infrastructure and transition safely to new renewable energy sources.

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Exclusive: Analysis reveals renewable pipeline to save Qlders $500 per year

This report tracks the progress of Queensland's energy transition, maps the projected construction over the next three years, and outlines the benefits these projects can bring to communities through jobs and stable energy prices.

New modelling shows the thirteen new solar and wind farms likely to be built in Queensland over the next three years will reduce wholesale electricity prices by $90/MWh, or an average of $500 per household annually, compared to business as usual.

The research from the Queensland Conservation Council demonstrates that Queensland has a strong pipeline of clean energy projects and momentum to reach our 80 per cent renewable energy target by 2035.

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Time is ticking: Toondah decision an indication of ambition for new laws

The Queensland Conservation Council is calling for Minister Plibersek to reject Walker Corp’s proposal at Toondah Harbour that will destroy internationally significant Ramsar listed habitat for migratory birds.

Ministers Plibersek’s upcoming decision on Toondah Harbour will give Queenslanders a clear indication of her determination to deliver stronger nature laws that work better for both the environment and business.

In Canberra environmental and industry groups are meeting this week for a consultation on the new nature positive laws that must improve our environmental regulation to protect Australia’s unique animals and plants. These proposed laws will create an independent Environmental Protection Agency with the power to make strong decisions to protect the places we love, like Toondah’s wetlands.

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New battery strategy to power up clean Queensland manufacturing

The Queensland Conservation Council today welcomes the launch of the Queensland Government's $570 million Queensland Battery Industry Strategy as a step towards realising Queensland's significant clean manufacturing potential.

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