Protect the Renewable Energy Target

The Renewable Energy Target creates jobs and cuts pollution. But Australia's biggest polluters are lobbying the government to scrap the target – because they rake in billions from their dirty coal-fired power stations. 

Enough is enough. Watch this video and using our easy tool, send an email to the Board and executive management of Origin, AGL and EnergyAustralia. 

Tell  the big energy companies to stop profiting from the dirty problem and start investing in clean solutions instead, starting with their support for the Renewable Energy Target.

Together, let's be a powerful movement for clean energy.

Kelly,

CEO, ACF

PS - You can read the Who Really Benefits from Reducing the Renewable Energy Target? report here

Protecting the beautiful north

Our north is home to the largest, most intact tropical savannah systems left on earth, sweeping 2,500 kilometres from the Kimberley to Cape York – savannah woodlands and spinifex-clad ranges, fringed by beautiful coastal rainforests and coral reefs. 

But the beautiful north is under threat from grandiose plans to build giant dams, mines and shale gas fields. At the same time governments are winding back environmental safeguards.

In October, the federal government will release a White Paper plan for the future development of northern Australia. A special taskforce is writing the future of our beautiful north right now. And big business is telling them loud and clear how they want the story to go.

The north needs voices from all directions. Including yours. 

ACF supporters flooded the Cape York Regional Plan with over 5000 submissions. It made an impact. Let’s make it 10,000 for the beautiful north.

Kelly

Kelly O'Shanassy, CEO, ACF

Carbon tax axed, what next?

Our government just failed us. The senate just voted to repeal our working price on carbon pollution.

You, with Australia’s leading scientists, economists, health experts and fire and ambulance workers fought loud and clear to keep our climate safe. But the Senate didn’t listen to us. They chose to listen to big polluters and abolish our carbon price. Now big polluters can pump unlimited greenhouse pollution into our atmosphere, for free.

Today’s vote is a massive step backwards for climate action in Australia. But it is one step and we know when it comes to getting long-term action on climate, we’re running a marathon.

Let’s show Australia that we’re just getting started. Are you in?

The power of the people is greater than the people in power image

For three years Tony Abbott waged a fear campaign against policies that cut pollution and support clean energy. But the last few weeks have proved that not everyone is buying it. We've seen some of our MPs and Senators step in to try and retain the Renewable Energy Target, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Climate Change Authority. Today’s vote went down to the wire. It passed with a majority of 39 to 32. 

Now’s the time to show Australia that while the government voted against climate action, we won’t give up. In Bono’s words “The power of the people is greater than the people in power”.

Be the power you want to see in the world. Show Australia you are that force for climate action.

We are so much stronger when we work together. Are you in?