Coal company succeeds in JobKeeper application as coal industry starts to buckle under price and volume downturns

COAL miners at the Bloomfield open-cut mine near Maitland have had their wages supplemented by the COVID-19 subsidy JobKeeper, mine owner Bloomfield Group has confirmed.

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Unisuper dumps coal assets as sector turns its back on fossil fuels

Two ASX-listed coal miners have been cut off the books of major superannuation fund Unisuper in another sign of the sector turning its back on the fossil fuels industry.

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Glencore to cut Australian coal production

Glencore is working on plans to slash output from Australian coal mines in response to weak prices, in a move that will reinforce the Swiss miner's reputation as the most active manager of supply and demand in global commodity markets.

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Governments must prepare communities for inevitable coal phase out, experts warn

Governments must proactively prepare workers and communities as part of a ‘just transition’ in response to an inevitable phase out of coal mines and power stations, leading energy and climate policy experts have warned.

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Why world's coal regions hold the key to renewable future

By utilising these strengths, communities in coalmining areas can not only survive, but thrive in the renewable energy and zero carbon industry revolution that is already well underway as coalmining declines.

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Investors Dump Coal: In conversation with Tim Buckley and Bob Carr

A striking development has occurred in the world of corporate finance. The past few months have seen a string of corporations divest from thermal coal...

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Hunter Valley ponders a future of dwindling coal

Hunter Valley councils and unions are preparing for a future without coal but say curbs on the Port of Newcastle imposed after the privatisation of ports near Sydney and Wollongong will hold back the transition.

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Top super fund dumps coal miners as emissions cuts intensify

Australia's second-largest superannuation fund is preparing to dump its shares in companies that derive more than 10 per cent of their revenue from thermal coal mining as it embarks on the most aggressive immediate climate push of any large local investor.

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How Hunter workers can reap benefits of zero-emissions jobs strategy

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Million Jobs Plan has Hunter region focus

The Hunter chapter evocatively captures the strengths, beauty and history our remarkable region and draws on these to paint a picture of the future that is dramatically different from our present, but seems very near and very possible. 

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HESTA dumps coal, targets absolute net zero

Industry superannuation fund HESTA will divest pure play thermal coal miners immediately, reduce its emissions footprint by 33 per cent over the next decade, and dump all carbon-emitting companies by 2050.

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NSW government says 'no point' in cutting coal production as world demand will continue for decades

THE state government's new coalmining policy says there is no point in reducing coal exports for environmental reasons, and it opens up eight substantial areas for exploration in the Hunter and adjacent areas, including 178 square kilometres of state forest between historic Wollombi and Broke.

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Resources Minister says he recognises Paris Agreement, but it's full steam ahead on coal anyway

AT first glance, the state government's new "strategic statement on coal exploration and mining in NSW" looks like an attempt to navigate a middle course between the extremes of the energy debate, and to recognise the realities of the Paris Agreement.

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Miners back roadmap to reduced emissions

The lobby group representing Australia’s largest resources companies will commit to “decarbon­ising” the economy as it stares down pressure from its members to take more action on climate change.

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‘Terminal decline’: Study says coal transition not a choice

A NEW study claims thermal coal production can be phased out over the next decade with minimal distribution to workers and regional communities.

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BZE report says 50,000 sustainable jobs could be created in the Hunter

About 50,000 sustainable jobs could be created in the Hunter Region over the next five years as a result of a rapid expansion of renewable energy-based projects and zero-emissions industries, a new analysis has found.

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Why are corporate giants pulling out of thermal coal?

IEEFA: Fiduciary duty is driving financial change. A striking development has occurred in the world of corporate finance. The past few months have seen a string of corporations divest from thermal coal, starting with US investment giant BlackRock and extending to Japan’s Mizuho and the Norwegian Government Pension Fund.  

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Hunter 2050 Foundation to drive economic diversification agenda for the Hunter

This is exciting news for the Hunter!

The Hunter Joint Organisation, with project partner AGL, is moving ahead with plans to form The Hunter 2050 Foundation, and organisation dedicated to guiding the economic diversification and transformation of the Hunter Valley.  

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Region ready to drive change in rethinking waste

OFFICIAL MEDIA RELEASE - 28 MAY 2020 - Hunter Joint Organisation (HJO), with funding support from the NSW State Government, are rethinking waste and resource recovery in a bid to help transition the Hunter Central Coast region to a circular economy.

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Renewable Power is the key to the Hunter Valley transition

Push for high energy users to source electricity from renewable sources: A new research project aims to identify opportunities for the Hunter to transform into a diverse renewable energy-based economy.

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