In a big win for humanity and common sense, the Federal Government has finally withdrawn taxpayer funding from HRL, the proposed new brown coal-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley. Well done to all who took part in the campaign.
Thursday 28 June 12.30pm Steps of State Parliament, Spring St, Melbourne Rally against plans to develop a new coal export industry in Victoria, and the government’s continuing funding of HRL’s proposed new coal power station. Eleven days ago, eight Quit Coal activists locked together inside Premier Ted Baillieu’s electoral office. The group was calling on [...]
Ted Baillieu has a plan to destroy the renewable energy jobs and industries in this state, and expand our brown coal development, including starting an export industry. On top of this he wants to spend taxpayer money on a public relations campaign, on behalf of the coal companies, to convince us that brown coal is great. If this crazy plan goes ahead it will be an economic, social and ecological catastrophe for Victoria.
Last Friday the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) gave a works approval to a new coal-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria. The HRL Dual-gas proposal will create millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide per year if built. In the 2010 election campaign, Julia Gillard promised that no dirty new coal-fired power stations [...]
Is John Brumby really a leader on climate change or is he dressing up business as usual with spin? Taegen Edwards from YCAN investigates.
The Brumby and Gillard Governments are supporting a new coal-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley. Building any new fossil fuel infrastructure is insanity when faced with the climate crisis it is causing. We put forward this short submission to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is currently considering whether to allow the new coal plant to go ahead.
Don’t miss the most important action of the year!
Join us to put the heat on our politicians at this state election to Replace ALL of Hazelwood brown-coal power station.
Saturday 6 November, 1pm
State Library, corner Swanston and Latrobe streets, City
Sunday 10 October
corner of Brodribb & Nadenbouschs Rds, Hazelwood.
According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the planet has just come through the warmest decade, the warmest 12 months, the warmest six months, and the warmest April, May, and June on record. Despite this, and despite releasing a white paper with a 20% emissions reduction target (YCAN will be analysing the white [...]
Unfortunately, the Gillard Prime Ministership has gotten off to a very bad start. Within 24 hours of her swearing in, the Federal Government was signing a deal to export brown coal – the world’s dirtiest, most greenhouse gas intensive fuel – to Vietnam. The greenwash was coming in thick and fast from the Trade Minister [...]