Mixed messages: push ahead with renewables and approve coal mine extension

Louise Nichols
Updated July 3 2024 - 3:15pm, first published July 2 2024 - 10:14pm

At the same time as the NSW Government heralded the approval of the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) transmission project, it also approved the extension of a coalmine near Singleton that ceased production in November 2022.

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Louise Nichols

Louise Nichols

Senior journalist

From cattle to coal. Once a specialist agriculture writer today its about community, in particular, the Upper Hunter. I have lived and worked in the region for more than 30 years. Land use issues and the future direction of our region. But you cannot take ag out of the picture - our food and how we grow it is the basis of all life. Covering the Hunter and Mid North Coast rural issues is now part of my role with ACM.