AEMO System Event Report Highlights Risk of Removing Coal Generation Capacity

AEMO System Event Report Highlights Risk of Removing Coal Generation Capacity

February 23, 2017

The AEMO report released today on events relating to high demand for power across NSW during the recent extreme heat conditions highlights the need for increased generation capacity and stable electricity supply in NSW, and the risks associated with removing any coal-fired generation capacity from the NSW and national energy grid.

Australia Institute report on mine rehabilitation is deeply flawed and poorly researched

Australia Institute report on mine rehabilitation is deeply flawed and poorly researched

February 22, 2017

A report from The Australia Institute examining mine rehabilitation by NSW mining companies has been heavily criticised as deeply flawed and poorly researched, with a number of inaccurate claims levelled against the mining industry.

Australia Institute claims on rehabilitation system in NSW

Australia Institute claims on rehabilitation system in NSW

February 16, 2017

The Australia Institute is well known for repeatedly issuing flimsy reports about mining that contain false claims, errors and flawed analysis, and their latest effort is no different.

OPINION: Stop Shafting State's Miners

OPINION: Stop Shafting State's Miners

February 10, 2017

Politics may be boring for some, but state politics in 2017 has so far been anything but boring. Straight out of the gate we have a new Premier and a new Cabinet.

Confirmed NSW case of mixed dust pneumoconiosis

Confirmed NSW case of mixed dust pneumoconiosis

February 03, 2017

The first new confirmed NSW case of mixed dust pneumoconiosis since the 1970s is a stark reminder of the need to ensure the NSW mining industry continues to take all possible steps to protect the health and safety of our mining workforce.

Prime Minister Turnbull’s national leadership on energy policy

Prime Minister Turnbull’s national leadership on energy policy

February 01, 2017

The NSW Minerals Council has endorsed today’s comments on energy policy from Prime Minister Turnbull and welcomed his leadership in advocating new technology coal-fired power stations as an option for meeting Australia's future energy needs.

NSW Mining Welcomes New Minister for Resources and Minister for Energy & Utilities

NSW Mining Welcomes New Minister for Resources and Minister for Energy & Utilities

January 29, 2017

The NSW Minerals Council has congratulated The Hon Don Harwin MLC’s appointment as Minister for Resources and Minister for Energy & Utilities and looks forward to working with the Minister on the challenges facing the industry and the energy policy challenges facing NSW.

Port of Newcastle export figures show strong demand for NSW coal

Port of Newcastle export figures show strong demand for NSW coal

January 18, 2017

The 2016 Port of Newcastle export figures highlight the strong global demand for NSW coal, with a new monthly coal export record of 15.9 million tonnes achieved in December.

EPA Act Reforms 2017 - Draft Bill - Briefing Note

EPA Act Reforms 2017 - Draft Bill - Briefing Note

January 10, 2017

The NSW Government has released draft amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (1979) (EPA Act). There are both positives and negative impacts of the changes on the NSW mining industry. Read more here.

Minister Canavan congratulated for common sense call on  new technology coal power plants

Minister Canavan congratulated for common sense call on new technology coal power plants

January 06, 2017

The NSW Minerals Council has welcomed federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan's support for new technology coal-fired power stations as an option for meeting Australia's future energy needs, as outlined in The Australian newspaper today.

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