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POWER AND THE PASSION: Key steps in the Hunter's 'just transition' from coal to renewables

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated February 28 2022 - 3:26am, first published February 25 2022 - 11:00pm
Alan Finkel

The recent announcements that the Hunter's coal-fired power stations will close by the end of the decade mean the region can not wait any longer to begin the massive task of transitioning to a clean energy economy.

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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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