Donate now... Australia doesn't need another dirty coal fired power station!
Great news.. a win for the community. But its not over yet... on 2 November 2023 the Queensland Government environment department refused the environmental approval for Waratah Coal's proposed Galilee Power Station, whilst the state development department issued conditions to support its approval.
Approval of a new coal fired power station in Australia is a flash back to the distant past, but Waratah Coal Pty Ltd, owned by billionaire Clive Palmer is working to have a dirty coal power station approved.
Now more than ever we need your help to ensure this development is rejected. For almost 2 years, the Minister for State Development, Steven Miles, has continued to support the power station, and on the 2 November his Department's referral response to manage local environmental impacts supported its conditioned approval.
The proposed 1,400 MW Galilee Power Station (The Project) will emit 810 kg of CO2-e/Mwh, burning 4 million tonnes of coal per year and run for 50 years. Development of new dirty coal power station will limit Australia’s ability to fulfil its international greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets. It will make it impossible for Queensland to meet its Climate Action Plan targets announced in July 2021.
The Queensland Government's decision report said:
- "The Project, as proposed, would sit among the top 100 greenhouse gas emission sources in Australia.
- The Project as proposed would be the second highest emitter of total scope 1 (being the greenhouse gas emissions that are the emissions released to the atmosphere as a direct result of the activity, or series of activities at a facility level). in comparison with Queensland’s existing coal-fired power stations.
- The Project is expected to impede Queensland’s achievement of its renewable energy targets of 50% by 2030 and 70% by 2032, and the national and Queensland commitments to achieve net zero emissions by 2050."
Approval of the Galilee Power Station will be disastrous for Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef. Now is the time to act - Australia and Queensland doesn't need another dirty coal fired power station!
With your help Friends of the Earth Brisbane kicked off this campaign to ensure this climate wrecking coal fired power station is never approved. You can help by donating so we can maintain our campaigner to take on Minister Miles to ensure the development is rejected.
We can not do this without your help. A decision to approve this project is imminent. We are very close, Minister Miles just needs the extra pressure and support to reject this development. Donate now.