Dec 21 2022

Supreme Court Finds Generators’ Licenses in Order

The peak body for electricity generators, the Australian Energy Council welcomed the Supreme Court of Victoria’s decision in Environment Victoria v AGL Loy Yang & Ors [2022], highlighting the efforts of power plant operators to meet stringent licence requirements.

A spokesman said “Electricity generators in the Latrobe Valley operate their plants as efficiently as possible to minimise emissions, in compliance with rigorous licence conditions.

“The amended licences were the result of an exhaustive and independent process. They drew on historical compliance records, air modelling and technical information.

The AEC said reducing carbon emissions requires stable economy-wide policy and are not a matter for local environmental licences.

“Any additional licensing requirements would compromise the role existing plants can play in supporting a reliable and affordable energy transition for Victorians.”

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