In the Latrobe Valley (Vic, Australia) the climate skeptics constantly jam the local papers with their cynicism. However, there can be a green solution for the coal industry, why should the coal industry be bailed out by the Rudd government when alternative investment in Green jobs could create a vibrant valley full of potential. We need a strong transition policy to get us away from coal and into renewables, just like Germany did in the Ruhr Valley. Switching off coal and moving to a low carbon economy will take transforming the way we do business in Australia. But given our indulgent lifestyle compared to India, China, Africa etc, we have lots of fat to cut and we can afford to do it. Currently State and Federal support for coal exports undermines the case for climate action at home. Rudd's plans for the doubling of black coal exports and Brumby's recent announcement about brown coal exports to India is something we have to comment on. It's not just about power stations.