Hazelwood National Day of Protest

As part of an effort to balance the environment section of my wheel yesterday I attended a rally, outside James Merlinos office in Belgrave as part of the July 17th National Day of Action calling for the shut down and replacing of Hazelwood Power Station in Latrobe Valley

Hazelwood Sit inAs part of an effort to balance the environment section of my wheel yesterday I attended  a rally, outside James Merlinos office in Belgrave as part of the July 17th National Day of Action calling for the shut down and replacing of Hazelwood Power Station in Latrobe Valley.

Hazelwood is Australia’s dirtiest power station and one of the worst in the world and around 40 people gathered outside the office of Victorian ALP Cabinet member James Merlino’s in Belgrave. Many of these people belong to local environmental groups, DRREA and EMFSUS that I am part of but there were many new faces as well. Continue reading “Hazelwood National Day of Protest”

Coal Power Stations

Surveys by the Australia Institute of Greenhouse Gas Emissions show that Australia has the highest Greenhouse Gas emissions per person in the industrialized world, with Victorians being the worst.

Due to its population, Australia is only the seventh highest of the biggest polluting nations in total, but this is little comfort as it is higher than many other countries with larger populations.  All countries share the responsibility for reducing their greenhouse pollution that affects the whole earth.

Brown coal is the dominant source of electricity in Victoria, and it is also the most greenhouse polluting way to generate electricity. It is this use of brown coal that largely contributes to making Victoria one of the most polluting energy systems in the world. Continue reading “Coal Power Stations”