Notice: Climate Action Blue Mountains is no longer an incorporated association, as of 1 April 2016. The committee took the difficult decision in 2015 to disband the formal organisation and pursue local climate action initiatives through other existing bodies, in particular the Blue Mountains Conservation Society. We encourage all existing supporters and interested individuals to join with the Consveration Society, Transition Blue Mountains and other local groups to pursue local action for a safe climate. We plan to maintain our Facebook page as a means of sharing information and promoting local climate action initiatives.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Climate Action BM (aka Katoomba Climate Action Now) over the years and helped make our campaigns, initiatives and events a success.

Thank you for your understanding.

Coal & Climate Change

More than 80% of Australia’s electricity comes from coal-fired power generation. Mining and burning of coal is the largest contributor to global and Australian greenhouse gas emissions.

So why are Governments putting forward policies which ensure coal-fired electricity remains Australia’s main source of energy for at least the next two decades and beyond?

And why have the Federal and New South Wales Governments supported the doubling of coal exports from the world’s largest coal export facility in Newcastle, NSW?

Mt Piper Coal Power StationDespite Government policies such as the proposed price on pollution and the expanded Mandatory Renewable Energy Target, there are dozens of proposals for new and expanded coal mines as well as new coal power stations.

The proposals to expand Mt Piper Power Station (pictured right, near Lithgow) and Bayswater Power Station (near Muswellbrook) would result in millions of tonnes of CO2 and other pollutants being released into the atmosphere.

For these reasons the Australian climate movement is focusing on a ‘No New Coal’ campaign throughout 2010, together with a campaign for 100% Renewables.

For more information see the following links:

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