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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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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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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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