Successes | 27th Nov, 2022

2022 state election delivers the most ambitious climate action plan in Australian history

In November 2022 Victorians voted for the most ambitious climate action plan in Australian history. 

The Andrews Labor government was returned for a third term with nation-leading plans to ramp up clean energy and cut climate pollution. Here’s what it means:  

  • Closing all coal-burning power stations by 2035 
  • Reaching 95% renewable energy by 2035  
  • A new emissions reduction target to cut climate pollution by 75-80% by 2035  
  • Putting power generation back in public hands by re-establishing the State Electricity Commission (SEC), generating 4.5 gigawatts of clean energy within a decade  
  • Building massive amounts of offshore wind – up to nine gigawatts by 2040  
  • The most ambitious storage target in Australia 

During the election campaign we supported local communities to ask all candidates to step up and explain what they’ll do to champion ‘Clean Energy for All’.  

Through candidate forums, market stalls, on social media and via email we helped to elevate climate as an issue. The result absolutely would not have been possible without the hard work of people like you, all over Victoria and the country, demanding action. Together we’ve helped change what is possible!