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Energy Brix Power station closure heralds beginning of the end for oldest and dirtiest power stations 

29 July 2014

Environment Victoria has today described the closure of the Energy Brix power station in the Latrobe Valley as the beginning of the end for Victoria’s oldest and dirtiest power stations. HRL has today announced it will close the 170 MW Energy Brix power station near Morwell.

Environment Victoria CEO Mark Wakeham said today:

“While this is the first coal-fired power station to close in Victoria for decades, it won’t be the last.

“Victoria and the National Electricity Market are currently flooded with a massive oversupply of inflexible, baseload power generation as electricity use has fallen in recent years...


SCAA welcomes broad based support for Anglesea coal plant closure

18 July 2014

Anglesea based community group Surf Coast Air Action (SCAA) has welcomed the support of Doctors for the Environment Australia, GetUp!, Environment Victoria, Friends of the Earth, Surf Coast Energy...


Repeal of carbon laws a windfall for big polluters and a blow for a safe climate

17 July 2014

The Federal Government’s repeal of Australia’s carbon laws is poor policy, short-sighted and protects vested interests ahead of Australia’s national interest...


Napthine Government goes to water on environmental levy

25 June 2014

The Napthine Government has failed to spend a dedicated environmental levy on its proper purpose of river protection and restoration, says a...


New research finds Victoria’s future economic strength lies in protecting natural assets

19 June 2014

Victoria could create 225,000 new jobs and boost economic activity in key sectors by 22 per cent over the coming 15 years through protecting the state’s natural...


Environment Victoria condemns reckless plans for coal export industry

16 June 2014

Environment Victoria has today condemned the Napthine and Abbott Government’s reckless and short-sighted decision to develop a coal export industry in Victoria.



Hazelwood inquiry reveals the real cost of coal

13 June 2014

As the third and final week of hearings comes to a close at the Hazelwood inquiry, Environment Victoria says a clear picture is emerging that coal is not the cheap source of fuel it claims to be.

The weeks of...


GDF Suez admits rehab failures under examination from Environment Victoria

12 June 2014

GDF Suez's rehabilitation manager today admitted under cross-examination by Environment Victoria barristers at the Hazelwood Inquiry that he didn't know the status of fire preparedness...


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