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Re-opened Hazelwood inquiry a chance for fresh start for the Latrobe Valley


26 May 2015

Environment Victoria welcomes the Terms of Reference for the re-opened Hazelwood Inquiry, released this morning, which put a major focus on ensuring Victoria’s coal mines are rehabilitated adequately.

The Terms of Reference explicitly require the Board of Inquiry to look at short, medium and long term rehabilitation options, and to revise whether current rehabilitation bonds adequately reflect the required rehabilitation task.

Environment Victoria Safe Climate Campaign Manager Nicholas Aberle said today:

“We welcome the re-opening of the Hazelwood inquiry by the Andrews Government and its clear focus on...


Federal government in the way of state renewable energy targets


14 May 2015
The Andrews Government has written to the Federal Minister for Energy Ian Macfarlane to remove section 7c of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act...

Federal Budget 2015: the multinational tax dodge Hockey missed


12 May 2015

While Treasurer Joe Hockey’s signature crackdown on tax avoidance targets multinationals shifting profits overseas, it overlooks tax avoidance by multinationals in our own backyard,...


Budget briefing: capping the diesel rebate


8 May 2015

With the Federal Budget around the corner, Environment Victoria has released a short briefing paper that outlines the case for putting a cap on the Fuel Tax Credit Scheme, also known as the diesel rebate.


Direct Action Safeguard Mechanism provides no safeguard at all


5 May 2015

Analysis by Environment Victoria has revealed that Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions could rise by up to 20% without breaching the proposed “Safeguard Mechanism” in the...


State Budget: modest progress, but more investment needed


5 May 2015

Environment Victoria has described today’s Victorian State Budget as a good foundation for stronger environmental decision-making in future budgets and plans of the Andrews Government....


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...


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...


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