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May 05, 2020
Major boost for Australian hydrogen industry

Major boost for Australian hydrogen industry

The Federal Government has set up a $300 million fund to back projects focused on growing a clean and competitive hydrogen industry in Australia. The Advancing Hydrogen Fund will be administered by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and will provide concessional finance for projects that support a national hydrogen industry. It comes at a time that the Queensland Government has bee...

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May 01, 2020
Uplifting milestone for $850m wind farm project

Uplifting milestone for $850m wind farm project

Australia’s largest wind farm has passed a major milestone, with construction of the final turbine completed at Coopers Gap, near Kingaroy. AGL head of construction Brian McEvoy said the final blade on the 123rd wind turbine was hoisted into place by crane and fitted to the turbine hub by the rigging crew on Friday last week. He said the entire $850 million project was expected to be comp...

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Apr 30, 2020
Call to back CQ gas pipeline for post COVID-19 boost

Call to back CQ gas pipeline for post COVID-19 boost

Blue Energy is advocating for governments to back a 500km multi-user gas pipeline to unlock 15,000 PJ of discovered gas resource in the Bowen Basin. With post COVID-19 ‘shovel-ready’ infrastructure projects critical to the national economic recovery, it says the Moranbah to Gladstone/Wallumbilla gas pipeline would be capable of delivering up to 300 terajoules (TJ) per day of gas to the...

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Apr 29, 2020
Glencore provides COVID-19 testing for Mount Isa

Glencore provides COVID-19 testing for Mount Isa

Glencore, Queensland Health and the Laura Johnson Home have joined forces to secure COVID-19 testing equipment for the Mount Isa Hospital. Glencore has provided $45,000 for a new GeneXpert IV-4 instrument, cartridge and nasal swab collection kit that will enable local testing, and dramatically reduce the timeframe for test results. Until now, COVID-19 nasal swab samples had to be flown from...

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Apr 28, 2020
FNQ wind farm plan gains Federal approval

FNQ wind farm plan gains Federal approval

Construction of a $300 million wind farm near Ravenshoe in Far North Queensland is expected to kick off by early 2021 after winning Federal environmental approval. Neoen’s Green Power Hub at Kaban is proposed to include up to 29 turbines and additional infrastructure, including a substation and battery storage facility. Neoen Australia managing director Louis de Sambucy said the site ...

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Apr 27, 2020
Study shows low impact from hydraulic fracturing

Study shows low impact from hydraulic fracturing

A three-year study into hydraulic fracturing in Queensland has found little to no impacts on air quality, soils, groundwater and waterways. CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) carried out the research in response to community concerns about the potential impacts of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The study analysed air, water and soi...

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Apr 24, 2020
Rockhampton set for $10m transmission line refit

Rockhampton set for $10m transmission line refit

A $10 million project is kicking off in Rockhampton next week rejuvenating a decades-old transmission line and 37 towers.   Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the work was due to start on Tuesday (28 April) and would cover a stretch between Egans Hill and Rockhampton substations.   “Jobs and investment in maintaini...

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Apr 21, 2020
Clear path for future of solar technology

Clear path for future of solar technology

Australian researchers have developed semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass. The results are a ‘game-changer’ that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation, they say. The researchers – led by Professor Jacek Jasieniak from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (Exciton Science) and Monash University –...

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Apr 18, 2020
Initiative promotes projects from Townsville businesses

Initiative promotes projects from Townsville businesses

Townsville Enterprise is calling on local businesses to nominate projects that could attract assistance to provide local jobs as the region moves into the COVID-19 recovery phase. Four weeks ago, Townsville Enterprise delivered an Economic Action Plan to the State and Federal Governments identifying local projects and policies towards immediate community support and long-term economic recovery...

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