This year is an important one for climate action in Victoria. We now have a state renewable energy target (a VRET), a legislated ban on all onshore unconventional gas drilling and re-built Climate Change Act. The next significant government policy to be announced soon which will shape the future of our state is the draft coal policy, which will be released by mid 2017.
Putting a ban on all new mining of coal, and setting a timeframe for a rapid phase-out of all coal-fired power stations would mean that Victoria plays its part in responding to the threat of climate change.
Please help us to set the expectation that the government will use the coal policy to start the transition from coal to a future based on energy efficiency and 100% renewable energy.