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Innovation program nudges NSW closer to net zero emissions

March 08, 2021

The NSW Government’s $750 million Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program over the next 10 years will accelerate the transition from carbon-intense to a carbon-neutral manufacturing and mining and support new jobs. [1]  “The program will contribute at least $70 million towards the creation...

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Stokes and Liberals cave to Nationals pressure on koalas

March 08, 2021

The deal struck between the Liberals and the Nationals to minimise koala protections in rural areas will push the species to the brink. “Excising farming and forestry zones from the koala SEPP is a catastrophic setback for the species,” Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive...

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Coal power stations still emitting dangerous levels of air pollution

March 07, 2021

New National Pollutant Inventory data show toxic air emissions from the state’s coal-fired power stations fell 15% in the year to June 2020, but they are still among the most polluting industrial facilities in NSW. [1]  During the 2020 financial year, coal-fired power stations at Lithgow, on the Central Coast and in the Hunter Valley spewed out more than 268,000 tonnes of...

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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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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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