Liddell closure signals Australia's move from coal power and toward renewable energy
After more than five decades, the last operating units of the Liddell coal-fired power station in the Hunter Valley, NSW, will close this month. The station’s owner, AGL, is Australia’s largest carbon polluter and the closure of Liddell’s will reduce the company’s emissions by 17%. In the eight years since AGL's decision to close Liddell, large-scale renewable capacity in NSW has ramped up, as has new rooftop solar, meaning the lights are not expected to go out and NSW is taking a giant leap away from polluting energy.
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