Net Zero Emissions Modelling team warns that emissions from Hunter Valley Operations may threaten NSW Net Zero targets

Matthew Kelly
Updated May 22 2023 - 8:50am, first published 5:00am
A Hunter Valley Operations dragline. Photo by Marina Neil.
A Hunter Valley Operations dragline. Photo by Marina Neil.

Methane emissions from the proposed Hunter Valley Operations extension project would force other sectors of the economy to make deeper pollution cuts in order to achieve the state government's emissions reduction targets, a government agency has warned.

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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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