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Environment Victoria response to Greens announcement to close surplus coal generation
20 November 2014
Environment Victoria strongly welcomes today’s announcement by the Greens to push for an orderly phase-out of Victoria’s most polluting power stations and their replacement with renewable energy.
In August, the operator of the national electricity grid (the Australian Energy Market Operator) announced that Victoria has approximately 2000 MW of excess power generation capacity, which could be decommissioned with no risk of supply disruptions for consumers.
Environment Victoria CEO Mark Wakeham today said:
“Over 50% of Victoria’s...