September 15th, 2018 4:00 PM
167 Parry Street
parkway avenue
297, parkway avenue
hamilton east, 2303-2303
Australia
Join us at the HCEC, Saturday 15th September to learn about a new campaign on coal-fired power and how you can play a role in a just transition.

Over the course of 2018-19, the HCEC will embark on a campaign on one of Australia’s biggest sources of environmental pollution.

Coal fired power stations are a symbol of the old, unsustainable fossil fuel era which is coming to a close. One third of Australia's coal fired power stations have closed in the last six years. 


But a fleet of ageing and inefficient stations remain, two of which are located less than an hour from Newcastle, close to the populations of Mannering Park and Lakes Macquarie and Munmorah.

Coal fired power disproportionately impacts the health our very young and our elderly populations and there is a known correllation beween the presence of particulate matter emitted by power stations and mortality. 

In our current economic and environmental context, with viable clean energy alternatives, the cost to community health, to our waterways and to the air we breath is simply too high.

We are hosting a gathering to share information about this campaign, Saturday 15th, from 4pm at 167 Parry Street, Hamilton East.

Come along and learn how you can get invovled in advocating for community and environmental health, and contribute to a just transistion for NSW.

 

Protest outside the Hazelwood power station in the La Trobe Valley, Victoria. Hazelwood was decommissioned last year, after much controversery and community uproar over malpractice by the mine and station operartors, which resulted in the states worst pollution event and an estimated 20 deaths. Hazelwood was Australia's most heavily polluting power station.