Was this really a Budget for a climate emergency?

Was this really a Budget for a climate emergency?

When Chief Minister Andrew Barr delivered Tuesday’s ACT Budget, he seemed upbeat about what the ACT Government was delivering for the Territory – jobs, economic growth, and expansive planning to ensure our city meets the needs of an increasing population. However, the...
The gas challenge up for discussion

The gas challenge up for discussion

After the ACT reaches its 2020 Renewable Electricity Target, natural gas will become the ACT’s second largest generator of greenhouse gases, accounting for 21 per cent of emissions. Minister Shane Rattenbury said in 2018 that “Gas is going to be a...
No to burning forests for energy

No to burning forests for energy

The Conservation Council ACT Region has joined with other groups through the Australian Forest Climate Alliance in endorsing this position statement. Position Statement on Forest Biomass Energy We share a vision of a world in which thriving natural forests play a...
ACT aims for zero emissions by 2045

ACT aims for zero emissions by 2045

On Tuesday 18 September 2018, the ACT, with tri-partisan support in the parliament, set a new zero net emissions target by 2045, passing the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Principal Target) Amendment Bill 2018 to amend the zero net emissions target in...