Ageing Energy Infrastructure

As I have mentioned before, Victoria’s energy infrastructure is old and dirty.  We still burn brown coal which is one of the dirtiest and most carbon polluting fossil fuels that you can dig up from the ground (besides tar sands).

Being an advocate for the Replace Hazelwood campaign that Environment Victoria are running, I thought it would only be fitting to help plug their educational video regarding the alternatives.

It makes for a compelling argument in my view. Lets replace Hazelwood Power station with renewable energy sources of the same or greater capacity, and not only will we cut Victoria’s greenhouse emissions by at least 12%, it would also fill a massive policy vacuum left behind by the delay of the CPRS.  This is the chance for our politicians to gain some credibility in the lead up to the double election year (Victoria and Federal).

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