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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...


Abbott's RET attack leaves jobs blowing in the wind

14 April 2015

Environment Victoria has labelled new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) identifying 2300 job losses in the renewable energy sector in just two...


Diesel fuel rebate wasted on profitable mining companies who don’t need handouts

18 March 2015

Environment Victoria has described the mining industry’s attempts to side with small farmers as needy...


Environment Victoria Submission to the Review of Performance Targets for Bushfire Fuel Management on Public Land

12 March 2015 

Planned burning is an important tool for reducing bushfire risk, both to communities and to our precious plants and animals...


Renewable Energy Project a good green start for the Andrews Government

19 February 2015 

Environment Victoria welcomes the support being given by the Andrews Government to the Newstead community renewable energy project in regional Victoria.



Environment Victoria welcomes continuation of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target


19 December 2014


Environment Victoria today welcomed the announcement by Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio that the Andrews Government will retain the Victorian...


Election result shows power of grassroots mobilisation on environment issues

30 November 2014
Environment Victoria welcomes today’s election result as a victory for grassroots mobilisation but warns that the new government will be publicly held to...

New fire highlights need for urgent mine rehabilitation

28 November 2014

Reports today of a fire at the open cut Loy Yang coal mine highlight the urgent need for the next Victorian government to speed up mine rehabilitation says...

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