Climate action plan features electric cars and more batteries

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated November 22 2020 - 6:47am, first published 6:00am
Newcastle's new five-year climate blueprint

City of Newcastle will transition to a fleet of electric vehicles, increase renewable energy generation and battery storage and switch all lighting to LED over the next five years under a proposed new climate action plan.


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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