Hunter Renewal group says Royalties for Rejuvenation expert panel may end up promoting coal mining

Matthew Kelly
July 28 2022 - 7:00am
MINING: An overhead view of a coal mine in the Hunter Valley.

A Hunter-based sustainability group Hunter Renewal has argued that a proposed expert panel designed to advise the state government on clean energy transition could become a vehicle to support coal mining, rather than diversifying away from it.

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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