What dinosaur lives in the Latrobe Valley and suffers from terrible gas?
Hazelwood produces a whopping 15% of Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions, and is a major consumer of our precious and scarce water (27 billion litres per year).
It was due to be closed down in 2009, but in 2005, in a shameful decision, the State Labor Government extended its life out past 2030.
If the Australian economy is to begin the transition to zero emissions, and thereby do our bit in avoiding the worsening droughts, fires, floods and sea level rises that will come from runaway climate change, then we need to start by replacing Hazelwood with clean renewable energy by 2012.
A number of groups have begun a campaign, calling on all parties to commit to replacing Hazelwood before the Victorian State Election in November this year. We have already held rallies and started doorknocking in inner Melbourne. This is a key election test – do the candidates in your seat support replacing Hazelwood with clean energy?
We need your help to make this happen!
What can I do?
- Send a letter to the Labor and Liberal Party leaders
- Sign up to the Environment Victoria or Climate Action Centre bulletins
- Join the campaign on facebook
- Follow Replace Hazelwood on Twitter
- Help with letterboxing or doorknocking (see video below)
- Print out and put a Replace Hazelwood poster up in your house or workplace
- Get more information
If you have any questions send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org