Western Australia has a big gas problem
Big gas is fuelling the climate crisis more than any other industry in Western Australia. Despite overwhelming evidence to support reducing emissions – and quickly – WA is rapidly expanding its most polluting industry.
Our strategy is directed at stopping the biggest WA gas plans: Woodside’s Burrup Hub mega gas project including Scarborough, the North West Shelf Extension and Browse.
It’s possible to move WA beyond gas to become a renewable energy superpower. However, the WA gas industry wants to keep expanding its operations into the 2070s, at odds with WA’s net-zero by 2050 target.
Collective action is the solution
Acting together, we can build the community power necessary to shift the politics of gas in WA, stand up to WA’s biggest polluters and bring down emissions in our state.
We need to act now
1) Keep gas in the ground
The climate science is clear, to address climate change we must stop any new or expanded gas projects, including Woodside’s Burrup Hub gas expansion. We also need to phase out gas power by 2035 and gas exports by 2040.
2) Secure strong climate legislation for WA
WA needs strong climate legislation that is aligned with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, including short-term emissions reductions targets starting with 2030.
3) Plan for WA to go beyond gas to become a renewable energy superpower
WA can be a world leader in renewable energy by decarbonising our electricity grid, winding down existing gas infrastructure, and investing in our incredible renewable export potential.