Imagine a wealthy state like Victoria being home to one of the dirtiest power station in the industrialized world. You’d think that was impossible wouldn’t you? Unfortunately it’s not.
That’s why we’re campaigning for the state government to work with Hazelwood owners to close Hazelwood and support the community as it transitions away from coal.
Hazelwood power station produces over 16 million tonnes of greenhouse pollution each year. That’s almost 15 percent of Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions and 3 percent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, all on its own.
And it’s slowing down investment in clean energy. Closing Hazelwood is the single biggest step Australia can take to clean up our energy supply and tackle global warming.