Phillip O'Neill writes: Is this what the Hunter's coal miners can expect: locked gates, no retraining, no alternative economic strategies...?

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Coronavirus threat to coal exports, industry viability

Daily Mercury, 6th March 2020 - REPORTS this week indicate that air pollution in China has declined to a record low. Far less coal, gas and oil is being burned after travel restrictions and factory shutdowns as a result of the coronavirus epidemic.

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What is the future of Hunter mining and its 13,000 direct employees?

Newcastle Herald 02 March, Phillip O'Neill comments: What is the future of Hunter mining and its 13,000 direct employee?

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Port of Newcastle 'clearly sees the risk' ahead for thermal coal

PORT of Newcastle's push to diversify from an over-reliance on thermal coal shows it "clearly sees the risk" and warning signs from Australia's biggest coal export destinations including Japan, said a leading energy finance analysis group.

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Capital flight from thermal coal is accelerating

IEEFA Update: Global capital flight from thermal coal and the coal-fired power sector is already at a canter in 2020.

BlackRock’s January announcement of its divestment from thermal coal is huge, and an unexpected move by this global giant (US$7 trillion assets under management (AuM), given the asset manager’s entrenchment as a climate action laggard.

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Port of Newcastle appoints Ross Cadell to advocate for Hunter economic diversification

Newcastle local and former NSW Nationals State Director Ross Cadell has joined Port of Newcastle at a critical time for the diversification of the Hunter economy and its international trade gateway. Mr Cadell begins as Special Projects Director on 3 February, leading the political and regional stakeholder engagement efforts as the Port works alongside all levels of government to advance key infrastructure projects that will future-proof the local, state and national economies.

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A fast train from Newcastle to Sydney could help the Hunter's economic transition

The former prime minister spoke up this week, calling for a fast train between Sydney and Newcastle.

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Hotel mogul launches solar farm in coal country

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Billions of dollars worth of large-scale renewable energy are in the pipeline across the Hunter

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What's the plan for Mudgee for the coming decades?

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