AUSTRALIA’S JOURNEY TO NET ZERO IS ONLY BEGINNING.
Over this decade, we will need to get on a steep trajectory of emissions reductions, with existing efforts ramped up significantly and quickly.
As a wealthy country with extraordinary renewable resources, Australia should aim to reduce its emissions by 75% this decade, and reach net zero emissions shortly after. Power Up can help us get there.
What Is Power Up?
WE PLOTTED KEY CHANGES FROM EACH OF THESE SOLUTIONS OUT BELOW IN A TIMELINE*
AUSTRALIA IT’S TIME TO GET CRACKING!
END PUBLIC FUNDING AND FINANCE FOR COAL, GAS AND OIL
Review of fossil fuel subsidies before 2022-23 Federal budget (to be released October 2022) and end all subsidies
PLUG IN 100% RENEWABLES
Key transmission projects identified by AEMO begin planning and construction
ENSURE MAJOR POLLUTERS DO THEIR FAIR SHARE
See major polluters start cutting emissions straight away through a reformed Safeguard Mechanism
DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE CLIMATE AND ENERGY INVESTMENT PLAN
Dedicated climate budget capturing overall spend and phase out of fossil fuel subsidies
UPSKILL AUSTRALIANS FOR CLEAN TRADES
Prioritise renewables skills in the new National Skills Agreement
PLAN AHEAD FOR COAL CLOSURES SO NO-ONE IS LEFT BEHIND
Closure dates set for all coal fired power stations
REV UP FUEL EFFICIENCY STANDARDS
Mandatory fuel efficiency standards are legislated for light vehicles
MAKE NEW BUILDINGS NET ZERO AND ELECTRIFY OLD ONES
Ban on new gas appliances in homes becomes effective
DITCH DIESEL FOR RENEWABLE ELECTRIC BUSES
All bus and train transport transitioned to zero-emissions fleets.
BOOST BATTERIES FOR ROCK-SOLID RENEWABLE SUPPLIES
Each year has specific targets for additional battery storage mandates