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Closure of coal-fired power stations is a question of ‘when’ not ‘if' in face of oversupply says Environment Victoria

9 September 2014

Following comments this morning by Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane, Environment Victoria is calling for the Federal and Victorian Governments to recommence conversations about timeframes for closure of unnecessary and polluting coal-fired power stations and accelerated rehabilitation of mines.

Minister Macfarlane acknowledged the announcement in August from the Australian Energy Market Operator that the electricity grid is oversupplied with up to 9000 MW of generation capacity, or about “nine big power stations”. Previously the Federal and Victorian Governments had been in discussions...


Hazelwood inquiry a good foundation for reform but rehabilitation work needs to be accelerated

3 September 2014

Environment Victoria welcomes the release of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry report, and urges the government to implement the Board’s recommendations as well...


Dirty Politics hurts Clean Energy

1 September 2014

The Victorian Coalition Government's systematic campaign against renewable energy has cost Victoria investment, employment and revenue according to Sun Blocks and Wind Breaks, a report released today by Environment...


Warburton Review escalates Abbott Government’s attacks on clean energy. Key election promise broken if recommendations adopted

Thursday, 28 August 2014  

Environment Victoria has today dismissed the Warburton review of the renewable energy...


100 Days till Victorian election: parties on notice to protect the environment

21 August 2014
The state’s leading environmental voice, Environment Victoria, has today called for all political parties to make clear their...

Social, environment sector welcome State Opposition support for VEET

8 August 2014

Victoria’s peak social justice and environmental organisations have welcomed the State Opposition’s statements in Parliament yesterday in support of the Victorian Energy Efficiency...


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...


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...


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