Climate Change

Climate change is a serious threat to our environment and the economy. All levels of government in Australia must take real action to dramatically decrease greenhouse gas pollution. Taking action to reduce carbon pollution offers exciting opportunities for modernising the energy sector by encouraging innovative technology development, new investment and the realisation of future-thinking energy supply and demand options.

Despite the adoption of a long‐term emissions reduction target, action by the NSW government has, to date, proven inadequate. NSW's carbon pollution continues to climb. Current proposals to approve two new polluting power stations and establish a state‐run coal mine to provide heavily subsidised coal for polluting power stations are both reckless and hypocritical.

Strategic investment is needed now to meet future demand through energy efficiency measures, new demand management policies and renewable energy generation to eventually replace coal power.

A price on carbon: An historic day for Australia

The commencement of the carbon price will unlock billions of dollars of investment in renewable energy, reducing pollution and delivering new employment opportunities for New South Wales, according to the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.

Sunday 1 July marked an historic step on Australia’s path to a clean energy economy”, said Pepe Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.

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Who wins from new, dirty coal fired power stations?


Two of the State's major conservation groups have expressed support for a Bill to be introduced into the NSW Parliament which would prevent the building of two new coal or gas fired power stations.

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Coal exports must not undermine community efforts to reduce carbon pollution

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW has a long and proud history of building community support for action on climate change and investment in renewable energy.

“We strongly support a move away from polluting fossil fuels towards a clean economy powered by renewable energy,” Chief Executive Officer Pepe Clarke said.

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Support fair and balanced wind farm guidelines for NSW

Investment in clean, renewable wind energy is under threat in NSW.

If you haven't already, please make a submission today on the Draft NSW Planning Guidelines: Wind Farms, calling for fair and balanced rules, based on the facts.

The state government has released planning guidelines for wind farms that Minister Hazzard has described as being among the strictest in the world.

Key points to consider when writing your submission:

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100% Ready: Stories from the clean energy frontline

NCC NSW recently travelled around regional NSW to hold forums and hear from locals who are leading the future on clean energy.

Our new 100% Ready website features video stories, our blog from the road and resources to download!

Like our '100% Ready' Facebook page
Follow us on Twitter (#100percentready)

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Send a Valentines message to the Premier: We love Clean Energy

valentines day heart windpower final-1 (2).jpgThis year is shaping up to be an important year for clean energy in NSW. The State government has recently released the Draft NSW Wind Farm Planning Guidelines for public comment and a Renewable Energy Action Plan for NSW is under development.

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NSW's wind power future hangs in the balance

Right now, the State government is making critically important decisions about the future of wind energy in NSW. It has just released Draft NSW Wind Farm Planning Guidelines for public comment.

We need to make sure NSW does not follow Victoria's lead with restrictions on the growth of this important clean industry. You can show key cabinet members our strong support for wind energy as a good source of clean, renewable energy.

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We did it! Australia puts a price on carbon pollution

Today (08/11) the Clean Energy Future carbon price legislation has passed into law after a majority 'yes' vote in the Senate. This is a great step forward in tackling climate change.

It's not just the price on pollution that makes this a big win, it’s the $10 billion in funding to get renewable energy projects off the ground, the $1 billion for a biodiversity fund and the commitment to close 2000MW of coal-fired electricity generation, that’s up to 3 of our dirtiest power stations, that makes this legislation something special.

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Sydney says YES to a renewable energy future

The NSW Earth Relay touched down at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday 15 October to demonstrate Sydney’s support for the clean, energy future legislation package.

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Get involved: NSW Earth Relay

To show support for the Federal government's clean energy legislation, environmental groups from across Australia are relaying inflatable globes to Canberra to meet the house-sized globe, the Climate Action Station, on the lawns of Parliament House.

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