State faces huge bill for major coal-plant's lifeline

By Maeve Bannister
Updated March 28 2024 - 3:35am, first published 3:30am
Origin Energy is talking with the NSW government about extending the life of its Eraring power plant (HANDOUT/GREENPEACE)
Origin Energy is talking with the NSW government about extending the life of its Eraring power plant (HANDOUT/GREENPEACE)

Extending the life of Australia's largest coal-fired power plant could cost NSW taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year on top of subsidies already provided to its owner.

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