ENVIRONMENT

NSW planning dept forecasts higher emissions with HVO approval

INDUSTRIES across New South Wales would be forced to pick up the emissions reduction slack if the Glencore and Yancoal-owned Hunter Valley Operations expansion is built, according to an internal submission from the NSW planning department’s net zero team.

HVO will be responsible for 33Mt of on-site emissions, which would count towards NSW’s carbon budget.

HVO will be responsible for 33Mt of on-site emissions, which would count towards NSW’s carbon budget.

In a recent submission in response to the planned Hunter Valley Operations project, the Insights Net Zero Emissions Modelling team noted "the large increase in emissions from this project in the mid-2040s...

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