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. 

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 | 06 September 18

Australia must match words with action after recognising climate threat to Pacific

The Boe Declaration at the Pacific Islands Forum recognises the importance of the Paris Agreement and the security threat climate change poses to our region.

News | 30 August 18

States again show clean energy leadership with new Queensland renewables investment

Queensland communities from the south-east to the far north are already reaping benefits from embracing clean energy

News | 27 August 18

Morrison Government must refocus on cutting climate pollution after ministry appointments

The solutions to our climate and energy problems are the same – clean energy.

News | 24 August 18

Australia is baking and burning – new Prime Minister Scott Morrison must back Paris deal and climate action

A responsible government would uphold its international commitments and act to cut the harmful climate pollution from burning coal and razing forests.

News | 20 August 18

Prime Minister abandons action on climate change

Parking pollution targets for the National Energy Guarantee is another low in Australian climate policy and has brought to light the unrepresentative influence of climate sceptics in our public life.

News | 19 August 18

Victorian solar homes plan highlights missing climate leadership in Canberra

The Victorian solar homes plan will be good for our climate, good for clean energy, and good for household power bills.

News | 14 August 18

Designing the ‘plus’ in ‘NEG-plus’ to support clean projects

The ACCC recommendation must not be used as a Trojan horse to satisfy the ideological excesses of climate deniers in the Coalition who are obsessed with building a new polluting coal plant

Recommendation 4 of the ACCC inquiry in retail electricity pricing

The key design elements needed for government underwriting of dispatchable energy to ensure it supports clean projects that support cheap wind and solar, not new dirty coal.

News | 10 August 18

ACF response to COAG Energy Council meeting outcome on the NEG

If the Turnbull Government is going to refuse to boost the NEG’s pollution target, then it must accept the state’s changes so a future government, of any political stripe, can embrace truly responsible climate action.

News | 07 August 18

Sensible compromise needed to deliver the NEG

If we are to salvage a solution on the NEG for our climate then the Turnbull Government must make amendments.