New South Wales 2017-08-18T05:23:20+00:00

New South Wales

With the Hunter Valley’s natural coal resources, businesses and families in New South Wales should have access to some of the cheapest electricity in Australia.

However, recent price hikes of up to 20% because of a rush to renewables have put families under stress and forced businesses to close.

Employing some 20,000 full time workers and contributing $1.3 billion to the state economy, clean coal is key to economic prosperity in NSW.

But New South Wales’ economic future is at risk because of the impending closure of the Liddell Power Station in 2022.

Without a high efficiency low emission (HELE) power station ready to replace Liddell, NSW risks facing electricity shortfalls that will cause prices to rise even further, and may even risk blackouts.

While coal from the Hunter Valley is exported overseas to developing countries, we should ensure families and businesses in NSW also have access to cheap and reliable electricity.

New South Wales Facts

215%

Increase in Sydney electricity prices was 215% over a 10 year period.

0

The NSW Government announced a “net zero emissions” target by 2050, following the same dangerous precedent set in South Australia.

The average annual electricity bill for a New South Wales family.

$1199

Employment
Unemployment in New South Wales’ mining region has halved, from 11% to 5% with the global resurgence in coal mining.

5%

unemployment

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