Replace Coal with Clean Energy
Here's why we need our governments to make a plan for a future beyond coal:
- We must support the workers and communities of coal fired power stations transition to new jobs and new industries for their region
- If we leave it to the market, the most polluting power stations will be the last to be closed, and communities will be left in the lurch with no plans for new industries to replace coal
- Without a phased retirement plan, it is harder to plan for new investment in clean energy and build the electricity grid that can support renewable energy into the future.
That is why the Greens are joining with the climate movement, many companies in the energy industry and affected workers and communities in calling for a planned phase out of coal fired power stations including a transition plan for communities and workers.