Power stations in the Latrobe Valley could begin closing down as soon as 2013 (according to 'confidential' govt documents). Hazelwood Power station could close as soon as 2013. ..with Yallourn power statiion closing 5 years later (Latrobe Valley Express Mon 19 October)
Concerns are International money invested in the power stations will walk out of the Latrobe Valley without investing in renewable energies to re-invigorate the area. The Latrobe Valley already has one of the highest rates of unemployment in Victoria, with 20% of males unemployed.
Getting serious about climate change is also getting serious about how we run business - we can honour both the people and the land with immediate investment in renewable energies that create a manufacturing base for sustainable living and reduce our carbon footprint - go solar, go wind, go geo-thermal.