Victoria wins first prize for dirtiest power plant

A fortnight after closing the world’s largest coal export port (in Newcastle, NSW), Greenpeace is taking on the developed world’s most greenhouse-polluting power plant in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.

The power plant, known as Hazelwood, should have closed this year. Instead, Victorian premier Steve Bracks has kept it running and polluting, even though the clean energy alternatives are good for jobs, the economy and the environment.

Greenpeace activists, including crew from the Rainbow Warrior, have occupied a loader in Hazelwood’s brown coal pit and awarded the plant ‘1st prize’ as the developed world’s most polluting power station “






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