They say Paris is the city of love, but here’s something I don’t love: Engie (formerly GDF Suez, and the owner of Hazelwood Power Station) is a major sponsor of the UN climate talks in Paris this December.
The hypocrisy is staggering.
We need to tell the world that Engie is profiting from operating Australia’s most polluting power station, Hazelwood. Will you help us spread the word in the lead-up to the Paris talks?
French President François Hollande wants to be seen as a leader on climate change, and he knows that owning coal plants is a bad look. The French Government owns a 33% share of Engie, and recently forced the corporation to stop investing in new coal. This is a good start, but Engie also needs to phase out their existing toxic coal operations at Hazelwood.
As global attention focusses on climate change and the Paris climate negotiations, we need to tell the world about Hazelwood. We can put the pressure on Engie and the Victorian Government, who both have the power to close this plant and replace it with clean energy.
Yes, I’ll RSVP to a doorknock on 14 November to tell people about Hazelwood.
Yes, I’ll RSVP to the People’s Climate March on November 27.
All around the world, people are mobilising to show world leaders that we expect real action from the Paris climate talks in December, especially on the problem of dirty, polluting coal.
In Melbourne, the Greens will be part of the Australia’s biggest doorknock on November 14, and out in force at the People’s Climate March on November 27.
Will you join us to show the world we must phase out Hazelwood?
Thanks for standing with us,
Ellen, with Adam Bandt
PS: Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale has just written a letter to the French Government and Engie to tell them they must phase out Hazelwood. Let’s back him up by taking action in November to put extra pressure on the French and Victorian Governments – can we count you in?