Australia’s electricity sector is the nation’s single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.
Gas power generation is promoted by the gas industry as a transition fuel, yet research is putting that myth to rest. Rapid advances and falling costs in renewable power and storage technologies means that a secure, dependable, cost effective power system can now be achieved without gas.Read more
Read all about the impacts of coal and coal seam gas and fracking on land, water and communities in Australia.
Water Impacts: The National Water Commission has stated that coal seam gas mining risks having 'significant, long-term and adverse impacts' on water resources, including from depressurisation and contamination of aquifers.Read more
Further detailed information on the impacts of coal and coal seam gas and fracking can be found below.
These reports are collated from peer reviewed research into the environmental and health risks from fracking and unconventional gas operations:Read more