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Monday, October 04, 2004

From the Victorian Greens - ALP join dinosaurs in providing a 'fossilised' future for Australia

The Australian Labor Party today 'joined the dinosaurs' in locking in a fossil fuel future, with its announcement of a new $300 million coal to gas power plant in the La Trobe Valley, said Greens Victorian number 1 Senate candidate David Risstrom.The ALP today announced plans for the construction of a $300 million demonstration coal gasification power plant, locking in a fossil fuel future for decades to come. 'That $300 million could put solar panels on over 100,000 Australian roofs, and building a strong renewable energy industry. Instead, more government money will be sunk into burying greenhouse gases, rather than dealing with the threat of climate change.'