Phillip O'Neill writes: Is this what the Hunter's coal miners can expect: locked gates, no retraining, no alternative economic strategies...?
The phase-out of the coal sector in the Hunter Valley will happen. The only real question is when? Will we be ready?
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.Read more
Newcastle Herald 02 March, Phillip O'Neill comments: What is the future of Hunter mining and its 13,000 direct employee?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
When Paul Keating speaks up, people usually listen.
The former prime minister spoke up this week, calling for a fast train between Sydney and Newcastle.