Calls for a moratorium on new coal mines, as a record number of new mine proposals lodged in 2020, despite a global decline in demand for coal.
New South Wales
NSW government to draw upon the state’s energy experts to seize green industry opportunities, unveiling the first Renewable Energy Sector Board.
NSW government delivers early Christmas present to Barnaby Joyce, with plans for a new solar farm and big battery in his New England electorate approved for construction.
New South Wales joins renewable record spree with combination of solar and wind briefly delivering more than half the state’s electricity needs for the first time.
NSW Berejiklian government quietly waves through planning approvals for coal mine expansion under Sydney drinking water catchment, ignoring criticism from environmental groups.
Despite a new electricity strategy and emissions reduction target, NSW persists in having no real policy or even good analysis to back them up. And no electric vehicle policy.
As NSW prepares to vote in a too-close-to-call election, the silence on the hot-button policy issues of climate change and renewable energy is deafening.
Climate Council calls out “risky business” of NSW’s complete lack of renewable energy and climate policies, while also being home to Australia’s largest and oldest coal fleet.
NSW Coalition and Labor unveil separate pledges to boost distributed renewables in state: a rooftop solar rebate from Labor and zero-interest loans for PV and batteries from LNP.
Reach Solar’s 900MW Yarrabee Solar Farm, approved for construction in NSW Riverina, will have capacity to power a city nearly twice the size of Newcastle.