Climate, Energy and Utilities - ACTCOSS
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Climate, Energy and Utilities

Climate change disproportionately impacts people who face disadvantage, including people on low incomes, people with disability and chronic health conditions and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ACTCOSS advocates for a fair, fast and inclusive transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT and works with partners to ensure fair outcomes for low-income households in relation to energy and utilities more broadly.

ACTCOSS is funded by Energy Consumers Australia to support ACT low-income households, non-government organisations and small business consumers to participate fully in consultations and decision making on energy issues.

ACTCOSS Position Statement on the Climate, Energy and Utilities

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31 January 2024 Learn more
Editorial

Woolworths incident evokes the spirit of Robin Hood

Earlier this week, my children witnessed a man hastily push a trolley loaded with groceries out of Woolworths, skipping payment at self-checkout.  While no one in my family had seen anything similar before a couple of years ago, it is now a semi-regular occurrence. I’ve been wrestling with how to help my kids interpret this.  […]

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9 January 2024 Learn more
Editorial

How long can the climate safety net hold?

The golden period between Christmas and New Year’s Day has traditionally been a time when Australians relaxed and recharged for the year ahead.  As climate change worsens, this period of respite will be viewed differently by today’s children, who will come to associate it with predictably unpredictable extreme weather events.  This year, many in Queensland were […]

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