In Depth

Idemitsu's Muswellbrook Coal mine site to be transformed into renewable energy and industrial precinct

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated October 24 2021 - 6:40am, first published 1:00am
Big Picture: Idemitsu's masterplan for the former Muswellbrook Coal site. The project will feature pumped hydro, solar, hydrogen and a training and industrial precinct.

For more than a century, Muswellbrook Coal mine has been the source of millions of tonnes of fuel for the world's coal-fired power stations.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

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.