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Coal costing Victorians billions in health and environmental damage
20 April 2015
Independent analysis carried out by researchers at Harvard University and released by Environment Victoria has revealed that coal power stations in Victoria are costing the public billions of dollars in health and environmental damage each year.
The research, prompted by the health effects of the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire, calculates the social costs for each electricity generator in Victoria and highlights the importance of accounting for these externalised costs when considering the state’s future energy mix.
Environment Victoria’s Safe Climate Campaign Manager, Dr Nicholas Aberle, said today:
“Victoria’s old and polluting...more