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Hunter Valley residents want a transition plan

March 08, 2019

Communities in the New South Wales Hunter Valley need to apply more pressure to speed-up the process of transitioning from coal to renewables sources of energy. That was message being delivered at a summit held last month in NSW town of Singleton, a week...

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The end of coal in the Hunter is coming

March 03, 2019

Twenty years after the end of steel, the Hunter Valley stares at the end of coal. The signs have been there, but the ringing of the last drinks’ bell came on February 20 from Glencore, the valley’s biggest miner. Read the article in the...

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Here's How We Get Serious About Transitioning Away From Coal

March 01, 2019

The scientific consensus is clear: climate change is happening, making extreme climate events like heatwaves, bushfires, droughts, floods and severe storms regular occurrences. Across the globe governments are responding by transferring power generation to clean energy based on renewables, but NSW continues to lag...

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Hunter communities must embrace renewable transition to shape their future

February 26, 2019

On 20th February 100 people gathered in Singleton for the Hunter Renewal Summit to press the case for urgent transition.  On a week where the world's biggest thermal coal exporter Glencore is talking about capping annual coal production at 2019 levels to "transition for a low-carbon...

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Community calls for urgent transition planning

February 19, 2019

Environmentalists campaigning for an orderly transition away from coal, say the Hunter must begin preparing now. It comes amid figures from the mining industry’s peak body, showing it’s contributing billions to our economy, and employing thousands.

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What would a fair energy transition look like?

November 28, 2018

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announced last week that a federal Labor government would create a Just Transition Authority to oversee Australia's transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. This echoes community calls for a " fast and fair " energy transition to avoid the...

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Why we need a world-class container port

July 26, 2018

Newcastle is proud to be the world’s biggest coal port, but we are also realistic about coal’s prospects. With the end of the mining boom and the need to transition to a more knowledge-based economy, the composition of Australia’s trade is changing. And much...

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Hunter needs to plan for a life after coal

March 05, 2018

Arguments over the future of the Carrington coal terminal reflect a much bigger question facing the Hunter region - how prepared are we for major changes in the coal industry? The world is changing. Hunter communities have sacrificed a lot for NSW's prosperity.

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