Energy & Climate

It’s time for the Sunshine State to cash in on our natural renewable energy resources

01 August, 2017

640 signatures
5,000 needed

What is it going to take for our governments and decision-makers to cash in on the growth in renewable energy from our abundant, clean and free sunshine and wind? ...Our voices, for one.

Politicians and decision-makers of our SUNSHINE STATE, we urge you to:

  • Make the Queensland target for 50% renewable energy law by 2030;
  • Support large-scale clean energy projects across our state and renewables technology, for better energy security;
  • Help people who work in affected industries and their communities prepare for jobs for the future;
  • Provide a plan to help workers and communities prepare for when  Queensland’s coal and gas fired power stations close.

With coal use declining globally, renewables have powered continued economic growth and become the most affordable energy source in 2016.

Renewables generate twice the number of jobs of fossil fuels. In fact, did you know strong renewable policies in Queensland could unlock 90,000 jobs by 2030?

Clean renewable energy is not only environmentally responsible, but, with battery storage can improve our energy reliability and security, and reduce our dependence on foreign fossil fuels.

So why are fossil fuels still receiving twice the subsidies of renewables? We need government action NOW to level the playing field and equalise subsidies to allow renewables to compete fairly in the market.

The renewables industry needs the stability and consistency of supportive laws to thrive – for more rural and regional jobs and a fair price for solar.

We need to cut red tape which unnecessarily prevents solar on private properties and we need to intensify investment in storage and renewable technology.

Stand with us and together let’s tell the pollies it’s time to make the positive switch to renewables today. We’ve got enough sunshine and voices to make it happen!

Supporters

“Please expose him more a lot of Australians do not know about the destroyed fishing grounds in India and and Africa.”

Kareen 2019-02-21 07:17:21 +1000

“As an Ex Queenslander who lived in the Galilee Basin unless Queensland uses renewable resources, the state will become an complete environmental disaster as large companies ravage non renewable resources.
Please stop Adani, Clive Palmer’s mines & other mines who destroy native habitat & natural resources.”

Alex 2019-02-20 17:41:02 +1000

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Avalon 2019-02-13 13:06:55 +1000

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Luke 2019-01-24 06:24:51 +1000

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Kate 2019-01-23 15:01:20 +1000

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Courtney 2019-01-05 07:31:53 +1000

“Karin Hage”

Karin 2018-12-30 07:29:09 +1000

“There are enough natural and lovely places for locals and tourists to go without spoiling this lovely mountain”

Veronica 2018-12-19 09:46:28 +1000

“I feel extremely strongly about this. The mining has to stop. We have the technology for a different approach. It’s time to have the courage to take a stand and protect our most precious asset – the environment, for future generations.”

Catherine 2018-12-18 17:51:08 +1000

“Please stop the mining…. I want a healthy future for my grandchildren”

Anne 2018-12-17 16:52:01 +1000

“Renewable is the only way forward!”

gun 2018-12-09 15:58:45 +1000

“Stop damaging our environment with your fear of handing over a bad budget!!! Australia has had enough. We will vote for our environment.”

Ellen 2018-12-09 15:11:33 +1000

“This is long overdue. This country is childrens country. You must leave it for them in the best possible way you can, for future generations…”

Ketrina 2018-12-09 11:26:25 +1000

“Australia SHOULD BE a world leader in supplying solar energy and the associated renewable technology! Our politicians need to listen to our scientists and GET REAL. Now!”

Christine 2018-12-09 10:41:17 +1000

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Angela 2018-12-09 06:49:45 +1000

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lynne 2018-12-07 18:52:49 +1000

“When will the environment come before economics? When will politicians act on our behalf. It’s time.”

Julie 2018-12-06 12:21:42 +1000

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Barry 2018-12-04 17:52:18 +1000

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Kim 2018-12-02 22:04:54 +1000

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Vince 2018-12-02 08:36:42 +1000

“Australia should be leading the way in renewables. The solar energy hitting Australia each year could power the country for 10,000 years. Leaders all around the world are looking to futures without coal we need to do the same now.”

Ayesha 2018-11-25 05:42:55 +1000

“I find Govt. (Federal and State) policy on the environment and social issues (of course they are linked) abhorrent and personally offensive. For instance, the Adani company and their representatives in parliaments have been allowed to run rampant over us and our natural environment for far too long.

I live with my family here in the Atherton Tablelands and would appreciate the opportunity to do consciousness raising at the local level. With suitable materials such as EDO corflutes, info brochures etc. we would be able to make a start on such activity in support of Qld. EDO. and especially prior to a Federal election. We are part of the Tablelands Action Alliance (TAA) community group. FYI, I’m attaching a TAA brochure to you. Please confirm that you’ve received it.

Kind regards and keep up the good work.

Alan Isherwood
3 Glenwood Close
Atherton, Qld 4883.”

Alan 2018-11-24 08:58:13 +1000

“It is time to consider our children, our grandchildren and the beauty we destroy with archaic environmental protection regulations. We will be judged for what we do at this time in history.”

Jane 2018-11-21 14:34:49 +1000

“The battery power bank in S.A. has been a success. We should include this in our plans too.”

Pieter 2018-10-01 19:29:15 +1000

“Joanne Birtus”

Joanne 2018-10-01 11:17:31 +1000

“In addition to being better for the environment overall, expanding solar energy programs in central Queensland has the potential to reinvigorate rural communities by creating employment using 21st century, facilitatng related and complementary industries and making the areas more attractive to live. The experience of rural and regional living helps people appreciate the beauty and priceless value of our natural environment.
Thriving rural communities can also mitigate challenges associated with coastal urban sprawl as Australia’s population increases.”

Joy 2018-10-01 11:06:40 +1000

“We have enough knowledge gained from historical events and technological advances to know that there are better ways. The sooner that sustainable alternatives are introduced, the less cleaning up we have ahead of us. And we already have plenty of cleaning up to do as it is.”

Danielle 2018-09-30 17:13:51 +1000

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Linda 2018-09-13 14:29:52 +1000

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Dana 2018-09-13 14:10:52 +1000

“Stop Adani, STOP THEM NOW!”

Arthur 2018-09-13 12:15:26 +1000