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

The Hunter Region is fast becoming a powerhouse for large-scale renewable energy projects that will help drive the region's transition from coal to a low-carbon economy.

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

What will the Mudgee region do after mining?

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Loss of well paid jobs poses the greatest threat to a collaborative and 'just' transition

The strongest arguments posed by those who want a continuation of coal mining and coal fired power stations in the Hunter are where will the existing workforce in these two industries find such well paid jobs and what will be the economic driver of the region if not thermal coal?

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Singleton and Lake Macquarie councils have asked a federal jobs inquiry to help unlock mining's grip on Hunter land

Lake Macquarie Council has identified several former mining areas on the lake's west to reduce the cost of delivering new housing, while Singleton Council has told a federal inquiry its ability to transition from coal and a "single engine economy" relies in part on loosening mining industry control over large parts of the shire to stimulate non-mining jobs.

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The Port of Newcastle one of many groups calling for a Hunter plan to deal with climate change

THE Federal and NSW governments are under pressure over the lack of planning for the Hunter region's transition from coal after submissions from councils, trade unions, environment groups, Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper and the Port of Newcastle calling for government action.

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Region's mines face global 'headwinds' over the next two years, says Office of the Chief Economist forecast

HUNTER coal mines are competing in an "oversupplied" global market that will see Australia's thermal coal export earnings slump from $26 billion in 2018-19 to a projected $18 billion by 2020-21, says a two-year forecast by the Federal Government's Office of the Chief Economist.

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Lack of government leadership is the biggest issue as the region transitions away from coal

Energy Minister Angus Taylor's Liddell taskforce told Singleton 'comfortable' with Liddell closure plans.

LACK of government leadership is the biggest issue facing the Hunter in the lead-up to the closure of Liddell power station and as the region transitions away from coal, Hunter councils have told a federal/state Liddell taskforce.

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Hunter councils have told a federal/state taskforce it's time for governments to lead transition from coal

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Students from across Australia have written to Hunter miners about an issue 'bigger than we've ever faced'

STUDENTS from across Australia have written to Hunter coal workers on the eve of a climate action strike in Newcastle today, after Wednesday's landmark rejection of the Bylong coal mine because of "intergenerational inequity".

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Hunter Joint Organisation has formed a Regional Economic Transition Standing Committee

This means many things to many people but there is no doubt that any responsible leader, whether they be from government, business or the educational sector, should be thinking about how we safeguard our societies economic future by ensuring strong and steady employment within a rapidly changing built and natural environment.

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Singleton's 'single engine economy' leaves its susceptible to coal price and demand fluctuations

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NSW energy inquiry

The NSW inquiry into the sustainability of energy supply and resources is an opportunity to give the people of the Hunter a seat at the table in diversifying and preparing our region for changes in energy and export markets. Make sure you grab your chance to have your say by making a submission by 15 September

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Macquarie, JPMorgan explore BHP thermal coal sell-off

Market focus remains on BHP’s residual thermal coal businesses with investment banks Macquarie and JPMorgan doing work on exploring a potential exit of the business.

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Roadmap to Taranaki’s success in low-emissions future

The Taranaki 2050 Roadmap will help the region’s communities, enterprises, and residents navigate New Zealand’s shift to the low-emissions economy of the future, while ensuring the important aspects of life in Taranaki can be shared by everyone.

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Smart countries adapt to finance industry’s exodus from coal

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Lower house inquiry to set 'responsible road map' out of coal for NSW

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BHP investigates moving on from thermal coal market

The Australian Business Review, 16th July 2019: Stronger signs are emerging that BHP is poised to exit the thermal coal market, with sources suggesting that the resources giant has hired Macquarie Capital to undertake a scoping study to determine whether to divest investments in the sector estimated to be worth more than $4 billion.

Under consideration is believed to be its Mount Arthur Coal business in NSW and the 33 per cent interest in its long-life Colombian mine Cerrejon.

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How Germany closed its coal industry without sacking a single miner

The Age, 14th July 2019: Hans Mohlek stood at the gates of the Prosper-Haniel coal mine in the Ruhr Valley in the west of Germany on a warm summer afternoon earlier this month, looked up and wept quietly.

The mine closed last December and Mohlek was among the last workers to leave. But what moved him so much on a recent visit with a handful of journalists was not just end of mining at Prosper-Haniel, but the end of a way of life that it represented.

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Australia’s key export market – Japan, moving beyond thermal coal

10 July 2019 (IEEFA Australia) – Australia will struggle to seek alternative markets for its thermal coal as a declining Japanese market increasingly turns towards cheaper renewable energy solutions, a new IEEFA report out today has found.

The report, Japanese Thermal Coal Consumption Approaching Long Term Decline: Australia’s Biggest Export Destination to Transition Away from Coal, examines the momentum away from thermal coal in Australia’s key export market.

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Chinese expert warns Australia against investing in new coal mines

The Age, 10th July 2019:  A Chinese renewable energy expert has warned Australia against investing in new coal mines because her country, one of Australia's biggest coal customers, is moving rapidly away from coal-based energy production.

Australian thermal coal prices have dropped this year as China officials officials slowed customs clearance.

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