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 | 11 December 18

Australia back with the laggards in climate ranking

Australia is rated as one of the worst countries for climate pollution per person and one of the worst for its national climate policy.

News | 05 December 18

Analysis shows Australia lagging similar countries in improving pollution intensity of the economy

Australia emits more than twice as much climate pollution per person than the average G20 nation.

Australia vs the World: Australia’s pollution profile & how to turn it around

Australia is far behind similar economies in terms of pollution per person and emission intensity of our economy.

Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory – pollution levels still going up

The Federal Government has released its quarterly update of the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the June 2018 quarter. It shows in the year to June 2018 Australia’s emissions increased by 0.6 per cent.

News | 22 November 18

ACF response to Federal Labor energy policy announcement

There are only a few critical years left to start making the necessary deep and rapid cuts to pollution to ensure climate damage doesn’t get significantly worse.

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.