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Coal-Loving Australia Rejects Green Hub on Environment Risks

  • Plan has “unacceptable” impacts, Environment Ministry says
  • Proposal would have used wind, solar power to produce hydrogen
The Newcastle Coal Terminal in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

The Newcastle Coal Terminal in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg
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One of the world’s biggest fossil fuels exporters rejected a proposal to build a massive renewable energy hub over concern about its environmental impact.