Energy

Sep 21, 2020
Comet Ridge adds two more blocks to Mahalo expanse

Comet Ridge adds two more blocks to Mahalo expanse

Comet Ridge has been selected by the Queensland Government as preferred tenderer for two additional gas blocks in the Mahalo Gas Hub, west of Gladstone. Comet Ridge managing director Tor McCaul said the group was very excited to be awarded preferred tenderer status on the well-positioned blocks, significantly increasing the company’s footprint in the area. He said these new blocks, along ...

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Sep 21, 2020
Tender win enhances Senex gas developments

Tender win enhances Senex gas developments

Senex Energy has been awarded preferred tenderer status forkey natural gas blocks in the Surat and Bowen basins. The release is part of the Queensland Government’s domesticgas acreage tender process and includes includes additional acreage immediately adjacent to Senex’s Atlas development. Senex says the new Atlas acreage will enable rapid expansion of natural gas production to about 18...

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Sep 16, 2020
Blue Energy fired up over federal gas focus

Blue Energy fired up over federal gas focus

Queensland gas developer Blue Energy says it is delighted at the Federal Government prioritising supplies from the North Bowen and Galilee basins, along with the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory. The focus was part of a major gas plan announced yesterday to help underpin the nation’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery through the provision of reliable long-term gas supplies. Bl...

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Sep 10, 2020
Powerful tool for workplace safety

Powerful tool for workplace safety

The man behind the ‘Look Up and Live’ app is using Electrical Safety Week to remind machinery operators of the dangers of overhead lines. Ergon principal community safety specialist Glen ‘Cookie’ Cook was named Health and Safety Professional of the Year at the 2020 Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards in recognition of his passionate approach to a lifesaving cause. ...

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Sep 09, 2020
Thermal blocks may help convert coal-fired plants

Thermal blocks may help convert coal-fired plants

A new type of thermal storage material, housed in blocks, could see coal-fired power stations converted to run entirely fossil-fuel free, according to the University of Newcastle. Patented by the university, the Miscibility Gaps Alloy (MGA) blocks are capable of receiving energy generated by renewables and storing it as thermal energy. Work is underway to enable the blocks to be retrof...

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Sep 03, 2020
Emerald coal mine in biomass trials

Emerald coal mine in biomass trials

The Ensham coal mine near Emerald may host a ‘biomass hub’ under a renewable energy initiative by owner Idemitsu Australia Resources. Idemitsu Renewable Developments Australia (IRDA) is investing $200,000 in a trial to assess the viability of producing a fully renewable biomass product that could be used with coal to reduce carbon emissions from power stations. The trial will id...

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Sep 02, 2020
Coal company signs up for renewable power supply

Coal company signs up for renewable power supply

BHP has signed a deal that will see it meet half of the electricity needs across its Queensland coal mines from low-emissions sources, including solar and wind. The company says the renewable power purchasing agreement will help it halve emissions from electricity use in its Queensland operations by 2025, based on FY2020 levels. The agreement, with state-owned clean energy generator and re...

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Sep 01, 2020
Bid to block Collinsville power study funding fails

Bid to block Collinsville power study funding fails

A motion in the Senate to block funding for the feasibility study for a 1GW High Efficiency, Low Emission (HELE) coal-fired power station in Collinsville has failed. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the Labor and Greens alliance in the Senate had failed to win enough support for a disallowance motion for the legislative instrument to provide $3.3 million in funding to comple...

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Aug 28, 2020
Columboola solar farm construction sparks up

Columboola solar farm construction sparks up

Construction is kicking off on a multimillion-dollar solar farm between Chinchilla and Miles, creating 400 jobs from this month. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today announced that Hana Financial Investment would build the 162 megawatt Columboola Solar Farm. It came as UK-based project developers Luminous Energy announced financial close on the solar farm project and its concurrent sale...

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