ENVIRONMENT

Hunter at the crossroads

THE Hunter Valley may be the biggest casualty of the relentless drive to decarbonise. Alternately, it could be on the cusp of a reinvention into a sustainable powerhouse for the nation.

The Hunter region faces another major adjustment as economies lower emissions and reduce their requirements for coal.

The Hunter region faces another major adjustment as economies lower emissions and reduce their requirements for coal.

Undeniably, its immediate future is tied to mining thermal coal for both domestic use and export. Of the 82 million tonnes exported from the Port of Newcastle in 2021, about 92% was thermal coal used...

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