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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. more

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

3 Sept 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 as broader reforms to ensure a disaster like the Hazelwood fire never happens again.


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 Victoria.


Warburton Review escalates Abbott Government’s attacks on clean energy

28 August 2013: Environment Victoria has today dismissed the Warburton review of the renewable energy target as a flawed report that protects vested and polluting interests.


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

20 Aug 2013: The state’s leading environmental voice, Environment Victoria, has today called for all political parties to make clear their environmental policies ahead of the coming state election – to be held in 100 days time.


Social, environment sector welcome State Opposition support for VEET

7 August 2014: Victoria’s peak social justice and environmental organisations have welcomed the State Opposition’s statements in Parliament today in support of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) more

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. more

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 Group, Geelong Sustainability Group and others for the closure of the Alcoa Anglesea coal mine and power plant.


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 according to leading environment group Environment Victoria.


Napthine Government goes to water on environmental levy

19 Jun 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 assets, a research report released today has found.

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