Category Archives: Coal Powered Energy

Media Release in Response to LV Express article Monday 24th Nov. 2014

In response to the article, I as the candidate would like to make the following points: The transition from the dependence on coal use in the Latrobe Valley is going to be a difficult task and requires a long-term view. … Continue reading

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Greens Press Release re Transition of the Latrobe Valley away from Coal

“Every nation has a responsibility to act on climate change…. We have to overcome the divides, look squarely at the science and reach a strong global agreement next year.”

These are the words of Barack Obama a few days after signing an agreement with the Chinese president to take realistic action to fight climate change. Continue reading

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Transitioning the Latrobe Valley

Both the Coalition and Labor want to allocate another 13 billion tonnes of brown coal in hitherto unmined areas of the Valley such as west of Tyers, Traralgon Creek, Yinnar, near Churchill, Flynn, Rosedale and Gormandale. Most of this would be exported to China. In any case, the end use and processing of this coal will mean massive increases in greenhouse gas emissions and the ultimate destruction of thousands of hectares of fertile agricultural land. Continue reading

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Can the Latrobe Valley afford to carve out a further allocation of 13 Billion Tonnes of Coal?

On the weekend, the National Party leader Peter Ryan reasserted the Napthine Government’s plan to allocate another 13 billion tonnes of brown coal in the Latrobe Valley. The areas include Maryvale to the west of Tyers, Yinnar, Traralgon Creek, Churchill, … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as clean coal? Is that all that needs considering?

On the 18th of November, the Herald Sun newspaper printed an article titled “Clean Power: Research a Bonanza for the Latrobe Valley. The technology being promoted was called DICE – Direct Injection of Coal Engine. The promoters of this technology … Continue reading

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Managing baseload energy demand

  In reply to David Camilleri’s letter to the Latrobe Valley Express on Feb 13th 2014 titled “Power Stations Here to Stay”. He scoffed that wind dropped out when it was most needed in the recent heatwave, I would like to … Continue reading

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How cheap and clean is coal powered energy?

  The recent fires in the open cuts of Morwell and Yallourn have again brought to attention some of the real issues we as a community need to be considering in how we provide for our energy needs into the future. In … Continue reading

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