Redbank 2 Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Redbank 2 Power Station was a 151 megawatt power station proposed by National Power to use coal tailings and cost $230 million to build. In 2003 the proposal was rejected by the NSW Government. The then NSW Infrastructure and Planning Minister, Craig Knowles, told parliament that "Redbank 2 would generate greenhouse emissions higher than the state average and at a higher intensity than other coal-fired station in the Hunter Valley," he told parliament.[1]

The company lodged an appeal against the government's decision in the Land & Environment Court in early 2004. Climate Action Network Australia (CANA) joined the case as a third party. However, prior to the commencement of hearings scheduled for November 2004 the company abandoned its appeal.[2]

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  1. "Hunter power station plan rejected", Sydney Morning Herald, October 14, 2003.
  2. Climate Action Network Australia/NSW Environmental Defenders' Office, "Coal Power Proponent Pulls Out of Legal Battle", Climate Justice, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW), September 8, 2004.

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