Australia: Coal towns shift focus to renewable energy

Times are changing in Australian coal towns as renewable energy replaces jobs in the coal mining industry.

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    In Australia, concern is growing that coal will be the next victim of an escalating trade dispute with China.

    That has opened up a wider debate on the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels.

    Pressure is building on the government to invest in renewables as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

    Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports from the industrial city of Wollongong on Australia’s east coast.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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