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Hazelwood Coal Mine may shut


The Age, 26 May 2016

Victoria's Hazelwood coalmine could be closed or sold, owners Engie have told a French Senate committee, but the state government insists "no decision has been made".

Engie chief executive Isabelle Kocher told the committee in Paris that: "For the Hazelwood plant we are studying all possible scenarios, including closure, or a sale if the state of Victoria tells us that it cannot meet power-generating needs without this plant".

The Australian arm of the electricity giant on Thursday was quick to make clear no decision had yet been made, however.

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