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Coal-fired power station closures not enough to meet Victoria’s emissions targets

Closing the state’s coal-fired power stations by 2035 will not reduce greenhouse gases enough to meet the state’s ambitious new emissions targets, a new report says.
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After a year of rain, towns at the end of Australia’s giant river system await the slow, inevitable deluge

The earth is saturated, and the water has nowhere to go, and so it continues its inexorable path through the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Victoria floods: Echuca braces for Murray River peak

Flood ravaged areas prepare for ­the mammoth task of safely disposing of nearly one ­million sandbags that could be contaminated.

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Climate change: Victoria EPA failed community

Victoria’s environmental regulator has been accused of allowing three coal-fired power stations to contaminate the air with millions of tonnes of pollution.
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Victoria promises Australia’s biggest renewable energy storage targets

The Victorian government has promised to set the most ambitious renewable energy-storage targets in Australia, saying it would be capable of powering about half of the state’s current homes at their peak energy use.

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New homes could be built in flood risk zones, town planners warn

Concerns have been raised about the potential for a flood in Victoria and whether enough is being done to prevent homes being built in locations at risk of serious flooding.

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Eastern Australia faces wet weather and flooding with 70% chance of third consecutive La Niña

Australia could be lashed with more rain and possible floods for the next three months with La Niña conditions predicted to return for a rare third consecutive year.