Petition: Close the Anglesea Power Station

Petition created by Mark Smith, GetUp Australia.

The Anglesea coal mine and power station was established by Alcoa in 1961 for the express purpose of supplying electricity to its Point Henry aluminium smelter. Alcoa has announced its intention to close its Point Henry smelter in Geelong in August 2014. In December 2013 Alcoa applied to the Essential Services Commission to supply electricity directly to the grid once Point Henry closes. It has since announced its intention to sell the coal mine and power station to an electricity generation and supply company.

We call on the Victorian Government to deny Alcoa’s application for a licence to provide electricity to the grid and to close the Anglesea mine and power station.

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