Climate Energy Finance calls for introduction of progressive coal royalty system to assist energy transition

Matthew Kelly
August 17 2022 - 5:00am
Push for 400 per cent increase in coal royalties
Push for 400 per cent increase in coal royalties

NSW coal royalties could increase by 400 per cent this financial year, leaving billions more to support regional communities undergoing energy transition, if a progressive royalty system that better reflected record coal prices was introduced.

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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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