Successes | 28th Mar, 2018

Victoria’s greenhouse gas pollution plummets 10 percent following Hazelwood’s closure

We commissioned analysis to show that closing Hazelwood coal power station slashed Victoria’s greenhouse gas pollution by 12 million tonnes, which was about 10 percent of Victoria’s total.

This is one of the most significant steps ever taken in Australia to tackle global warming.

For many years, Environment Victoria has joined unions and community groups to call on state and federal governments to provide funding for the Latrobe Valley to transition to new sustainable industries. This vision is detailed in our report Life After Coal.

Environment Victoria ran the ‘Replace Hazelwood’ campaign for more than a decade.

Read more in our media release >>