C*@L: IT'S A DIRTY FOUR LETTER WORD
No New Coal Power
Coal buring is the single biggest contributor to climate change. Coal burning also damages our air and water, and health.
Eighty-five percent of Australia's energy is generated from coal-fired power stations. The power plants are responsible for over 170 million tonnes of greenhouse pollution each year. This is over a third of Australia's total greenhouse emissions.
That's the same as the emissions from 40 million cars. No wonder Australians are among the highest per capita emitters of greenhouse pollution in the world.
The Dirty 11
State and Federal governments are hell-bent on cementing our dependence on coal into the future, with 11 new coal (or gas) fired power stations planned for construction within the next decade. If we are going to truly address climate change we must start by moving away from coal and towards renewables.
See http://beyondzeroemissions.org/zero-carbon-australia-2020 for more a comprehensive analysis of how we can create baseload power with renewable energy right here in Australia.
This week visit a Lush store to sign Rising Tide's petition about stopping new coal fired power stations in Australia. All proceeds from the Rising Tide soap will be used in the fight against the expansion of the dirty coal industry, including 2 Rising Tide court cases against proposals to increase Australia's biggest coal fired power station, Bayswater.
Email Climate Change Minister Greg Combet to tell him to ban new coal fired power stations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or use this link to email Prime Minister Julia Gilliard to tell her to move away from coal toward renewable energy