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7 iconic fights to keep fossil fuels in the ground

Despite the urgent climate crisis, fossil fuel companies and their financiers are still supporting new projects to extract, transport, and burn coal, oil, and gas. These projects don’t just threaten the communities in their path: they also lock us into fossil fuels for decades to come at exactly the time we need to stop. 

WATCH: Bill McKibben’s Accelerate Climate Action tour livestream

Now is the time to accelerate climate action. founder and world-renowned climate defender Bill McKibben visited Australia for the Accelerate Climate Action tour in late April, early May to talk to people about what we need to do to accelerate our response to climate change, move money and influence from the fossil fuel industry, and bring on clean energy.

A Plan to Repower Australia

Plan to Repower Australia is a new blueprint for transforming the nation’s electricity system to 100% clean energy by 2030. The plan has been prepared by the Community Power Agency on behalf of six of the nation’s leading progressive climate and environment organisations working on the clean energy transition. Read the report here.

Supercharging Australia’s Clean Energy Transition

Brand new research by UTS Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF) and Future Super reveals that funding Australia’s transition to 100% renewable energy could be easier than once thought. Supercharging Australia’s Clean Energy Transition, commissioned by and Future Super, shows that Australians could fund the nation’s transition to a 100% renewable energy power sector by 2030 with an investment of just 7.7% of Australia’s superannuation savings.

Government explicitly targeting Australian charities

By Glen Klatovsky, Deputy CEO, Australia Proposed law reform to ban foreign political donations – the Electoral Funding and  Disclosure Reform Bill – has been roundly condemned for bundling the charity sector in the same category as overseas political agents and lobbyists seeking to influence Australian elections.    The big question is whether silencing and hampering Australian charities was always the intended effect of the draft reform, or whether charities were merely the unfortunate victims of poorly worded and ill-considered legislation.