The Latrobe Valley is home to some of the world’s most polluting power stations. The Valley has powered our state for many decades, however the power stations are responsible for more than 50% of Victoria's pollution.
We know that we need a phased closure of coal burning power stations in order to start the energy transformation to a clean energy economy. New renewables won’t be built until we start shutting some of the old outdated power stations.
To make sure this phased closure of power stations is done in a way that supports workers and communities, we need to start planning for the transition to diversified local economies.
The Victorian Government has just announced $40 million in transition funding for the Latrobe Valley, and Federal Labor has committed to supporting a national just transition package for impacted communities.
We need to make sure Latrobe Valley locals are leading the conversations about the future of the Valley. The Morwell Neighbourhood House, ACF and Environment Victoria are co-hosting a workshop on community led transitions. Come along and be part of a community campaign to transition the Valley to a better future.
ACF's Clean Energy Campaigner Hannah Aulby will be there to also share ACF's election resources so you can get involved in the campaign to cut pollution and transition to clean energy.