Pathways to maximise stored Coal Combustion Products (CCPS)- Partnership between NSW Government and Ash Development Association of Australia​.pdf

Craig Heidrich, Ash Development Association of Australia
Warren South, Valkoviki Pty Ltd

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Pathways to maximise stored Coal Combustion Products (CCPS): Partnership between NSW Government and Ash Development Association of Australia Authors Mr. Craig Heidrich - Australia - Ash Development Association of Australia Dr. Warren South - Australia - Valkoviki Pty Ltd Abstract ABSRACT: With a background of accelerating change in the electricity market within New South Wales, forecast closures of all coal fired power stations is planned to occur by 2045 -- the issue of supply and management of coal combustion products, being a by-product of the combustion of coal within a coal fired powers station, has been identified as an emerging long-term issue for users of CCPs and the NSW Government. In 2019, the NSW Parliament Legislative Council – Public Works Committee established and inquiry to report on the costs/opportunities for remediation of coal ash repositories in New South Wales. The Ash Development Association of Australia (ADAA), represented major industry stakeholders, made various submissions to the inquiry addressing the Terms of Reference, namely: (a) economic and employment opportunities associated with coal ash re-use, site remediation and repurposing of land; (b) adequacy and effectiveness of the current regulatory regime for ensuring best practice remediation of coal ash repositories; (c) risks and liabilities associated with inadequate remediation including community and environmental health impacts, and, (d) any other matters. This paper outlines the journey of industry engagement with the Government Inquiry, Report Recommendations, engagement with relevant Government Ministers and NSW EPA charged with developing the partnership agreement (MoU) underpinning the NSW Government $3.25 million investment to support construction material industry efforts to explore and identify investment opportunities pathways for harvesting of stored coal combustion products within NSW into existing and new markets to further reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change in NSW.

 
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Pathways to maximise stored Coal Combustion Products (CCPS)- Partnership between NSW Government and Ash Development Association of Australia​.pdf

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pathways to maximise stored Coal Combustion Products (CCPS): Partnership between NSW Government and Ash Development Association of Australia Authors Mr. Craig Heidrich - Australia - Ash Development Association of Australia Dr. Warren South - Australia - Valkoviki Pty Ltd Abstract ABSRACT: With a background of accelerating change in the electricity market within New South Wales, forecast closures of all coal fired power stations is planned to occur by 2045 -- the issue of supply and management of coal combustion products, being a by-product of the combustion of coal within a coal fired powers station, has been identified as an emerging long-term issue for users of CCPs and the NSW Government. In 2019, the NSW Parliament Legislative Council – Public Works Committee established and inquiry to report on the costs/opportunities for remediation of coal ash repositories in New South Wales. The Ash Development Association of Australia (ADAA), represented major industry stakeholders, made various submissions to the inquiry addressing the Terms of Reference, namely: (a) economic and employment opportunities associated with coal ash re-use, site remediation and repurposing of land; (b) adequacy and effectiveness of the current regulatory regime for ensuring best practice remediation of coal ash repositories; (c) risks and liabilities associated with inadequate remediation including community and environmental health impacts, and, (d) any other matters. This paper outlines the journey of industry engagement with the Government Inquiry, Report Recommendations, engagement with relevant Government Ministers and NSW EPA charged with developing the partnership agreement (MoU) underpinning the NSW Government $3.25 million investment to support construction material industry efforts to explore and identify investment opportunities pathways for harvesting of stored coal combustion products within NSW into existing and new markets to further reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change in NSW.