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Repowering Australia with clean energy will create a better life for everyone.

Upgrading our energy system will help us fix damage to our climate. It will bring cleaner air, better jobs, and help us all control our energy bills.

But right now, a few polluting energy companies are locking us into old technologies they control. These companies and the politicians in their pockets are holding back change.

To hoard more profits they are pumping pollution into our skies, making people sick and putting our whole world at risk.

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The good news is we can take back control with clean energy for everyone.

We must stand up for solutions that support people and communities, not big polluters. We all want to keep enjoying life on our beautiful planet – with abundant coral reefs, clean air and thriving communities.

To do this we need to move beyond burning coal and gas. We must upgrade our old energy system, ensuring a just transition for workers and communities, and ramp up our efforts to harvest the power of the sun and the wind.

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Photo: Pingala Solar

We already have the technology, skills and solutions to do this. We need to get on with it!

Solar, wind and storage are clean, cheaper than coal, and reliable. Australia’s people and many Australian companies are leading the way. Now it’s time for our elected representatives to catch up.

That’s why we’ve created a second version of the Homegrown Power Plan: A Plan to Repower Australia: 100% Clean Energy, Let’s get on with it!

 

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Photo: CORENA

The original Homegrown Power Plan was a project of GetUp and Solar Citizens and was released in 2016.

This version is a joint project between the Australian Conservation Foundation, GetUp!, Solar Citizens, the Nature Conservation Council, Environment Victoria, and 350.org. It has been authored by the Community Power Agency.

The Repower Australia Plan outlines how we can repower the country with clean energy, rewrite the rules of our failing electricity system and replace the polluters holding us back.

Find out more about the Repower Australia alliance and how you can get involved. 

Gavan McFadzean

Climate Change and Clean Energy Program Manager, ACF