We love a sun-powered country

To stop climate damage in Australia, we need to rapidly shift to clean energy from the sun and wind.

Renewables just make sense. They’re affordable and good for our communities. With clean energy, we can power our lives without harming our climate, coral reefs, air and water.

In 2017, the world added more new solar power than coal, gas and nuclear combined. In Australia, we have 1.8 million solar rooftops. Tasmania already runs with 93% renewable energy. South Australia’s powered by 50% renewables – plus the world’s biggest battery dispatches clean energy to the grid in milliseconds.

Modelling shows we have the technology to switch from coal and gas to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 – that’s just 12 years away!

Woman holding signs in a climate march

Photo: James Thomas

 

Clean energy for all

But right now, our federal government is listening to the big coal lobby instead of the people, and slowing the transition to renewables.

Without federal government leadership, Australia will struggle to quickly stop climate damage and transition from burning coal and gas to clean, renewable energy. That’s why we’re:

  • Campaigning to make the next federal election the climate election so our next government has no choice but to step up and lead
  • Ramping up a movement-wide national #Repower campaign to push for 100% clean energy in Australia by 2030, while cleaning up industry, transport and energy waste
  • Building powerful cross-sector alliances to replace Australia’s most polluting power stations with clean energy, while making sure the transition is fair for impacted communities

So let's get on with it! Sign the petition calling on our elected representatives to source all our energy from the sun, wind and water. 

100% clean energy – let’s get on with it! @ScottMorrisonMP @billshortenmp

Take Action

Read the latest news and find out how you can help shift to a clean energy future.

News | 16 November 18

Stronger air pollution standards needed to protect poorer Australians

The burden of air pollution rests disproportionately on the shoulders of poorer Australians.

The dirty truth: Australia's most polluted postcodes

The burden of air pollution rests disproportionately on the shoulders of poorer Australians. This report by the Australian Conservation Foundation shows 90 per cent of polluting facilities reported in the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) are in postcodes with low-middle weekly household incomes.

News | 25 October 18

Addressing all elements of the energy trilemma is essential

Joint statement from 15 conservation, social services, energy, industry and investor groups urges governments to recognise that addressing emissions and reliability are not only critical in their own right, but are essential parts of achieving cost reduction.

News | 23 October 18

ACF statement on Federal Government energy announcement

It’s time for an approach to energy that doesn’t continue to damage our climate, our health and our future.

News | 21 October 18

ACF statement on Wentworth by-election result

The voters of Wentworth sent a stinging and unmistakeable message to the Morrison Government: if you try to ignore climate change, there are political consequences.

News | 17 October 18

ACF welcomes Senate push for transparent Australian pollution data

A Senate order for the Morrison Government to set a consistent schedule for the release of Australia’s climate pollution data is a positive step.

Runaway climate change in Wentworth: New extreme summer seasons would become the norm

The Wentworth electorate would be markedly hotter, nine per cent drier and experience more periods of extreme heat under runaway high global emissions rates.

News | 08 October 18

IPCC Special Report on 1.5 Degrees shows we must urgently transition from fossil fuels

New report must be a wake-up call for Australian politicians and industry.

News | 04 October 18

Release of pollution data must be made independent after persistent interference

The responsibility for the preparation and release of Australia’s emissions data should be given to one of our well-equipped independent bodies working on climate change.

Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory – climate pollution still rising

In the year to March 2018 Australia’s emissions increased 1.3%.