Let’s Celebrate the Closure of the Hazelwood Power Station, Not Bemoan It!

Yesterday, the French owners, ENGIE, announced they would be closing the Hazelwood brown coal power station in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria.  Press announcements immediately focussed on job losses, the plight of the workers and possible future electricity price increases.  But environmentalists – and hopefully the society – have been hoping and praying for this closure for YEARS!  This is EXACTLY the type of jobs we want to lose, the type of industry we want to lose.  This is a wonderful good news story.  Let me explain.Read More »