ENVIRONMENT

Reservation policy to 'level playing field': Kean

NEW South Wales energy minister Matt Kean says revised directions that mean both domestic and export-focused coal companies will be required to provide cheaper thermal coal to NSW power stations will "level the playing field among coal companies".

 Whitehaven Coal said it was finalising plans to ensure it met its obligations under the government’s imposed reservation scheme.

Whitehaven Coal said it was finalising plans to ensure it met its obligations under the government’s imposed reservation scheme.

He said where possible, coal mines would be required to provide power stations with the amount of coal they had supplied in the past, and export-focused mines would be required to provide additional coal...

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