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Numbers don’t stack up for Angus Place Colliery expansion

February 24, 2021

Angus Place Colliery near Lithgow may soon be a worthless stranded asset because its main customer, Mt Piper power station, could be broke by 2025, new economic analysis shows. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has released a report today that shows Mt...

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Only one power station in the Hunter/Central Coast region to be profitable by 2025?

February 24, 2021

Two of the three coal-fired power stations likely to be still running the Hunter and Central Coast regions by 2025 could be worthless stranded assets, new economic analysis shows. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has released a report today that shows Eraring...

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NSW Government must bring Forests NSW to heel

February 18, 2021

The NSW Government must order NSW Forestry Corporation to abide by post-fire logging rules established by the Environment Protection Authority, then put the corporation under direct government control to ensure forests are managed for the public good. The Guardian has reported Forestry Corporation will...

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EPA agrees to consult Central Coast residents on Vales Point asthma pollution levels

February 10, 2021

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has agreed to public consultation before determining whether to let Vales Point power station keep emitting high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) for another five years. Under pressure from Central Coast families, local community group Future Sooner and the...

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Mount Pleasant expansion is dirty and dangerous and should be rejected

February 06, 2021

The NSW Planning Department must reject the application to double production of the Mount Pleasant open-cut coal mine near Muswellbrook because it will have unacceptable health and climate impacts. [1]  “With three mines basically on the edge of town, people who live in Muswellbrook are already choking on...

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Time to ban mining in all drinking water catchments in NSW

February 05, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council calls for a legislated ban on mining in all drinking water catchments in NSW following the Independent Planning Commission’s decision to reject the Dendrobium coal mine expansion today.  “The Dendrobium decision is a victory for commonsense and for the many people who have campaigned for years to protect...

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Appointment of Chris Bowen to the shadow climate and energy portfolio

January 28, 2021

Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris Gambian said: “We welcome the appointment of Chris Bowen to lead federal Labor’s climate and energy portfolio. “Mr Bowen’s formidable intellect and political skills make him well suited for one of the most challenging policy areas in modern...

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EPA must invite public submissions on Vales Point pollution standards

January 22, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council has asked the Environment Protection Authority to consult the public and health professionals before deciding whether to grant Vales Point power station a further five-year exemption from nitrogen oxide pollution limits in the NSW Clean Air Regulation.  “We have written...

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