Energy & Climate

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

01 August, 2017

697 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

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Belinda 2019-08-23 19:43:30 +1000

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Brendan 2019-07-18 13:00:26 +1000

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Paula 2019-07-18 06:59:10 +1000

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Sharon 2019-07-04 14:46:06 +1000

“We need to invest in renewables and reduce our extraction and current land clearing rates. Species are becoming extinct at an alarming rate. We need to find alternatives and sustainable methods to energy creation and food production.

It’s a perilous trajectory we are on, and we need government to regulate and lead from the front in a progressive manner.

Coal mining is down right dangerous and unconscionable.

The current climate of government direction is reckless and dividing the community.

It feels like they are the opposite of what a government should be.

Disappointed in Australia at the moment 🇦🇺”

Frank 2019-06-28 20:13:11 +1000

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Colleen8 2019-06-28 18:25:36 +1000

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Steve 2019-06-26 21:06:30 +1000

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Greg 2019-06-25 20:00:44 +1000

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cheryln 2019-06-25 18:39:04 +1000

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Stephanie 2019-06-25 09:18:41 +1000

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Lauren 2019-06-24 20:20:13 +1000

STOP FRACKING UP OUR PLANET!”

Holly 2019-06-24 13:25:05 +1000

“The coal industry only offers a small percentage of jobs in australia – but it is important to replace these with some that don’t destroy our planet. It is a climate emergency and we need to act now!
New power plants from renewables produce cheaper energy now than coal power plants. So there isn’t even an economic argument. In fact, there’s none!
Don’t be a dinosaur – act now!”

Daniela 2019-06-24 12:55:24 +1000

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Martin 2019-06-24 12:30:22 +1000

“Thank you for your efforts. Groups like this one are essential as blocks for the planet’s destructive super virus called humans.”

Kerry 2019-06-24 10:09:41 +1000

“Coal Industry is the past. All of Australia’s States should be moving quickly towards renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and wave power. Global warming is a reality now regardless of what percentage mankind is responsible for……mankind or peoplekind should be doing all the can to help not exacerbate the climate situation.”

Peter 2019-06-23 20:37:01 +1000

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Kathryn 2019-06-23 16:02:30 +1000

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Vicki 2019-06-23 15:19:18 +1000

“We need our voices to be heard so stop the attack on EDO QLD if anyone has a disagreement then do it thorough the courts not by media’s”

Christeena 2019-06-23 14:09:13 +1000

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Clare 2019-06-23 13:48:13 +1000

“We need politicians made accountable for their links to big corporations and lobby groups with vested interests. Media in the pocket of of these groups need to be exposed too …Why is no-one asking why we haven’t heard a single thing about the ‘death tax’ since it was utilised as a very successful scare tacit one week before the federal election, shifting the attention away from the very real issue of environmental accountability ?”

Richelle 2019-06-23 11:06:22 +1000

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Vicki 2019-06-23 06:45:35 +1000

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Pete 2019-06-22 21:35:18 +1000

“Please continue support for EDO . There needs to be a community voice in courts.”

Cornelis 2019-06-22 20:54:13 +1000

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Vanessa 2019-06-22 13:37:17 +1000

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Clifford 2019-06-22 09:23:21 +1000

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Alisha 2019-06-16 23:35:55 +1000

“Stop Adani!lets all go up there and stand in there way and tell the Queensland Premiere to stop the project..just like people power stopped the Franklin River Dam in Tasmania”

Annie 2019-06-16 07:48:39 +1000

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Marcia 2019-06-15 08:42:45 +1000

“When you see your 11 year old in pain for this planet, you feel her pain. My daughter said to me “Will you protect this planet the way you protect me? My heart hurts Mum. It’s hurting really bad” so now I need to protect my daughter, by protecting her planet. This is her heart and mine too.”

Ana 2019-06-14 11:04:37 +1000