Friends of the Earth support community call for Hazelwood owner to pay for coal mine firefight

Friends of the Earth support the Latrobe Valley community’s call for GDF Suez (Engie) to pay the $18 million cost of fighting the Hazelwood coal mine fire. “Friends of the Earth support the community’s call for GDF Suez to pay … Continue reading Friends of the Earth support community call for Hazelwood owner to pay for coal mine firefight

RET Watch: Defend and extend renewables target

The Renewable Energy Target is the central plank of national renewable energy policy. The successful scheme is driving the transformation of Australia’s energy sector — creating jobs and investment across Australia while cutting the carbon emissions that cause global warming. … Continue reading RET Watch: Defend and extend renewables target

Voices of the Valley: Wind much healthier than polluting coal

Just a week after the Senate Select Committee on Wind Turbines held its first public hearing in Portland, Victoria, an important point of view has emerged in The Weekly Times‘ letters to the editor column. Latrobe Valley resident Wendy Farmer, who has first-hand … Continue reading Voices of the Valley: Wind much healthier than polluting coal