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Decision needed to retire Hazelwood power station and invest in the Latrobe Valley’s future

Saturday 24 September 2016: Reports today that ENGIE, French owner of Hazelwood power station, may decide in October to close the plant show that global markets are shifting to clean energy and Australia needs to catch up. more

Climate Change Authority report highlights Coalition’s poor policy

1 September 2016: The Turnbull Government’s climate change policies are completely inadequate to deal with the crisis of global warming, Environment Victoria said today in response to the release of the Climate Change Authority’s special report. more

Fracking ban delivers for the environment and communities

Tuesday 30 August 2016: The Andrews Government’s decision to ban unconventional gas mining is a welcome and decisive step to protect Victoria’s natural environment, water resources and agricultural land. more

Environment Victoria welcomes revival of Greener Government Buildings program

Monday 22 August 2016: Environment Victoria has today welcomed the Andrews Government’s decision to reinstate the Greener Government Buildings program. more

Strong support for phasing out polluting coal plants in Victoria’s key marginal seats

28 June 2016: Three of Victoria’s most marginal federal electorates are on a knife-edge, with voters in all three seats showing strong support for government to start retiring coal-burning power stations, according to polling commissioned by Environment Victoria and conducted by ReachTEL. more

Andrews Government delivers major boost to Victoria’s clean energy industry

Wednesday 15 June 2016: Environment Victoria has strongly welcomed Victoria’s new clean energy targets, which will be legislated in coming months. more

Victoria commits to zero climate pollution, now time to get on with the job

9 June 2016: Environment Victoria welcomes the Andrews Government’s plans to strengthen Victoria’s Climate Change Act, and urges the Premier to make a fast start in cutting Victoria’s climate pollution. more

Election scorecard: Coalition ‘out of touch’ and isolated on climate change

8 June 2016: A new election scorecard of the major parties, released by Environment Victoria today, has left the Liberal party looking isolated and out of touch on climate change and the environment. more

Urgent need for Engie and Victorian government to work together on Hazelwood closure

Thursday 26 May 2016: Following reports overnight that Engie, the French multinational that owns Hazelwood, is considering the future of Australia’s dirtiest power station, a clear plan and timeframes for closure of the aging plant are urgently needed. more

New Promise Watch site tracks the parties’ environment commitments

18 May 2016: Environment Victoria releases a ‘Promise Watch’ site to help journalists and citizens track the environment and climate change commitments of the major parties. more

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