Report says running Tomago Aluminium on renewable energy is in the national interest

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated June 10 2020 - 11:03am, first published 8:30am
Metal of the future: Global demand for low-emissions aluminium is expected to increase in coming years.

Switching the country's largest aluminium smelter, Tomago Aluminium, to 100 per cent renewable energy would help position Australia as a major economic power in a decarbonised global economy, a new report suggests.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

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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