Family Fun Day
Come and join the Ardeer and Sunshine West Community and show your support for putting the powerlines underground. Sunday 7th November 1pm, Ardeer Community Park, Forrest St. Click here for more information.
switch off hazelwood
suport the switch off hazelwood protest and demand that we fund reknewable engery - NOW!
Hazelwood Power Station
The Hazelwood power station, located near Morwell in the Latrobe Valley of Victoria, is Australia’s most polluting power station, pumping and average 17 million tons of greenhouse gases every year, equal to the total caused by all 1.4 million households in the state capital Melbourne.
International Power Hazelwood employs 520 people, according to the company’s statistics. (www.ippic.com). There are 209 people employed in the mine, 242 in the power station and the remaining 69 are employed in management, sales,administration, information technology and purchasing
The power station and mine are majority owned by the UK-based company International Power (which also owns Loy Yang B power station), Hazelwood was scheduled to be decommissioned by 2009 due to its excessive carbon dioxide emissions, however the State Government in 2005 extended its life until 2031.
The state government has made no firm commitment to close Hazelwood, and is currently considering another application for a new coal fired power station in the Latrobe Valley - the HRL Dual Gas, 'clean coal' plant, whilst painting themselves green with token investments in renewable energy - just in time for the election... So come show your concern and let's get a solid commitment and clear timeline to phase out Hazelwood, reject new coal developments, and implement plans to re-power the valley, and the nation!
If you can't make it on Sunday, be sure to attend the Melbourne based "Rally to Replace ALL of Hazelwood" Saturday November 6, 1pm, State Library.