Why is this important?
Yallourn coal power station is toxic. It's making people sick and causing climate change.
Every day, Yallourn spews out toxic chemicals including sulfur, nitrous oxide and small particle pollution. This toxic concoction causes asthma, lung cancer, heart attacks, stroke and respiratory disease.
That’s why it’s time to replace Yallourn with clean energy and new jobs.
The transition from toxic coal to clean renewables is too important to be left in the hands of big coal corporations.
Neither Labor nor the Liberals have a plan to move us away from coal and gas and towards renewables, or to reign in the big corporate coal companies.
This election year, it's up to us.
Under our timetable for coal power station retirement, Yallourn will be replaced by renewable energy from 2020 and will be fully decommissioned by 2028.
The Greens have a plan to create thousands of new renewable energy jobs, centred in the Latrobe Valley. Our plan protects the climate and health, and provides certainty for the Latrobe Valley community.
The Greens’ plan will transition Victoria’s energy from coal to 100% renewable by 2030, starting with replacing Yallourn.
We will build large-scale, publicly owned renewable energy and big batteries, put solar and batteries on every Victorian school, and give renters and public housing tenants access to solar.
Our plan will deliver the clean energy future we need. You can see all the details here.