Shift to clean energy and cut pollution

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We love a sun-powered country

We can’t keep powering our lives with polluting fuels.

By digging up and burning coal and gas, big polluting energy companies are damaging our climate and our lungs. They are polluting the air we breathe and the water we drink. They are overwhelming our planet’s physical systems, destroying our reefs and harming our communities.

It time to move on from dirty and dangerous fuels.

Clean energy from the sun and wind is here, right now, and it just makes sense.

It doesn’t harm our climate, fuel coral bleaching or pollute our air and water. It’s affordable and good for our communities. It’ll create lots of good jobs in new industries with a big future.

In fact, it already is.

Rooftop by rooftop, communities across our country have taken the lead. Today, one in five households are capturing sun on their rooftops. Some 23 million solar panels are harvesting sunshine, right across our big brown land. That’s a panel for every single person in the country.

Woman holding signs in a climate march

Photo: James Thomas

 

Clean energy is the solution

But right now, the big polluting coal and gas lobby is using its power to block the transition. Bewitched by their oversized wallets, the Turnbull Government is refusing to lead.

To give our children a liveable planet, our government has an urgent responsibility to cut climate pollution and shift Australia to clean energy. 

That means updating Australia’s energy system so it’s clean and renewable. It means harvesting energy from sun, wind and water and storing sunlight in batteries. It means creating a flexible, networked and intelligent electricity grid that’s fit for the 21st century.

This is not a matter of ‘we should do this’, or ‘we’d be wise to.’ It’s simpler. We must.

And we can. We know how to cut pollution and power our lives with energy from the wind, sun and water. So let’s get on with it.

We’re calling on our elected representatives to transition away from polluting fuels like coal and gas – and shift to clean energy from the sun, wind and water.

The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it. ―David Attenborough

Take Action

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

News | 16 June 17

Nicholls backs polluting power for North Queensland over renewable energy

We can’t keep powering our lives with climate-wrecking fuels from the last century.

News | 08 June 17

‘Clean Energy Target’ that includes coal or gas is a lie

Australia needs a national plan to get to net zero climate pollution well before 2050.

News | 06 June 17

Two steps forward, one step back: Queensland improves renewable policy while opening up gas fields

With dispatchable power, solar and storage, we could get the same benefits to the grid without the pollution.

News | 24 May 17

Come to ACF Count Me In events in Australian capital cities

It’s time to repower Australia with clean, renewable energy from the sun, wind and waves.

News | 22 May 17

Public wants NAIF money spent on renewables, not coal - new poll

Australians want the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to support renewable energy and education, not coal.

News | 09 May 17

Budget 2017: Turnbull government funds pollution over people and nature

Malcolm Turnbull’s budget puts big polluters ahead of the community and the air, water, forest and land that sustain us.

News | 08 May 17

Big polluters should pay and the government is without a plan: Australians at odds with their government over nature

As the federal budget approaches, new polling shows the Turnbull government is out of touch with Australians on environmental issues.