Energy

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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Aug 25, 2020
Sales deal to bring lift-off for CQ wind farm

Sales deal to bring lift-off for CQ wind farm

A sales deal with Stanwell Corporation has opened the way for construction to kick off next year on the $1.5 billion Clarke Creek wind farm. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the project was expected to create 350 jobs. Partners Lacour Energy and Goldwind are behind the planned wind farm, to be built about 150 km north-west of Rockhampton near Marlborough. They have sealed an agree...

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Aug 22, 2020
CS Energy signs up for Warwick solar power

CS Energy signs up for Warwick solar power

CS Energy has signed an offtake agreement to purchase a proportion of the renewable energy produced at the University of Queensland’s 64 megawatt Warwick Solar Farm. Energy generated by the project is used by UQ to offset its own energy needs, with any surplus being sold into the market – a portion of which will now be supplied to CS Energy. CS Energy chief executive officer Andrew Bill...

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Aug 20, 2020
Renewable Energy Zones to help recharge economy

Renewable Energy Zones to help recharge economy

The State Government has committed $145 million for the creation of three Queensland Renewable Energy Zones located in southern, central and northern Queensland. “With the right support from governments, these zones will help connect new renewable energy to our power network, and attract industries wanting new energy to a series of connected commercial and industrial power hubs across the st...

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Aug 20, 2020
Backing for Bowen Basin gas pipeline study

Backing for Bowen Basin gas pipeline study

The State Government is backing a pre-feasibilty study for a new 500km gas pipeline to connect gas reserves in the Bowen Basin to the east coast domestic market and overseas customers. It will contribute $5 million for the study as part of the recovery plan for Central Queensland, and is seeking a further $5 million in matched funding from the Australian Government. The pipeline project cou...

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Aug 20, 2020
Energy companies seek next generation of talent

Energy companies seek next generation of talent

Applications open on Friday for more than 80 apprenticeships Queensland-wide with energy distributors Ergon and Energex in 2021. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said 86 apprentices would be employed across 41 depots from Far North Queensland to the Gold Coast and west to Mount Isa and Longreach. Some of the apprentice positions available include electrotechnology electricians, linesperso...

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Aug 19, 2020
First Gladstone LNG to Chile

First Gladstone LNG to Chile

Australia has just shipped its first LNG cargo to Chile. EnergyQuest siad the cargo was transported aboard the Sevilla Knutsen (pictured) from the Shell-operated QCLNG project at Gladstone. QCLNG cargoes generally go to China and Japan. The tanker Sevilla Knutsen docked at Quintero, Chile on August 15 after a 24-day voyage of more than 13,500 nautical miles. Quintero mostly imports LNG carg...

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Aug 18, 2020
State Gas upbeat on Reid’s Dome CSG future

State Gas upbeat on Reid’s Dome CSG future

State Gas says the Phase 1 appraisal program at its Reid’s Dome gas field has confirmed the presence of significant coal seam gas across more than 12km. “Given the greenfield nature of the field, the results obtained to date have exceeded my expectations,” State Gas executive chairman Richard Cottee said. “Through Phase 1, we have also obtained valuable information for futur...

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