Renewables = jobs
The myth perpetuated by the coal industry that renewables are the enemy of jobs is officially busted! Three times as many Victorians are employed in the solar industry as in coal.
One of these industries is fuelling climate change - one has a clean bill of health. It's not renewables versus jobs any more, renewables = jobs!
Source: Clean Energy Council
|Hazelwood (power station and mine)||540||Refers also to 300 "alliance contractors"||Source|
|Loy Yang Power (power station and mine)||550||2/3 of these are shift workers||Source|
|Loy Yang B||152||Also says up to 40 contractors employed||Source|
|Yallourn (power station and captive mine)||216||Source: Annual report|
|Anglesea Power Station||100||Says "around" 100 employees||Source|
|Energy Brix Power Station||73||Source: Financial report.|
While others make the switch to renewables, the State Government has banked Victoria's future on low-grade brown coal, making it harder to build a wind-farm than a coal-fired power plant, slashing support for solar and planning to allocate billions of tonnes of coal.
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