Australian Conservation Foundation

Policy report

Gaslighting Australia: why the gas industry is an emerging climate and environmental disaster

Federal Energy Minister, Angus Taylor, wants Australia to have a ‘gas-fired recovery’. But how dirty is gas? And has its time as a ‘transition fuel’ already come and gone? This short report looks at the state of gas projects in Australia and its contribution to...

Water for coal

This report used publicly accessible information to examine the impact of coal mining and coal-fired power generation on water in New South Wales and Queensland.

Evaluating the significance of Australia’s global fossil fuel carbon footprint

This report argues that the expansion in the exploitation of fossil fuel resources that Australia is planning goes against the global efforts to combat climate change and is not consistent with the global energy transition required to meet the Paris Agreement goals.
Fact sheet

Australia’s power supply: brown and polluting

Key Facts: Electricity emissions contribute a third of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit requires that coal fired electricity be phased out by around 2030 in developed countries including Australia. Coal accounts for 62% of electricity generation in Australia, helping make...
Position paper

A plan to repower Australia

This report shows how Australia can get to 100% renewable power by 2030 by rebooting our failing electricity system, removing the roadblocks holding us back, and investing in the renewables boom.