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Jul 08, 2020
Investor backs $350m Gladstone solar project

Investor backs $350m Gladstone solar project

The planned $350 million Rodds Bay Solar Farm south of Gladstone has attracted backing from UK investment group United Green. More than 300 construction jobs are expected to be generated in bringing the 300MW project online, with early works tipped to kick off in coming months. United Green has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake from the current project owner, Renew Estate. ...

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Jun 26, 2020
New $2b energy project in the wind for Hughenden

New $2b energy project in the wind for Hughenden

A North Queensland renewable energy business has announced plans to build a 1000MW wind farm on grazing land north of Hughenden. The proposed Mount James Wind Farm would include 200 wind turbines and is expected to cost up to $2 billion to develop. North Queensland Renewable Energy Zone (NQREZ) executive director Dr John Keir said the project would deliver renewable clean energy to support ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Renewable energy skills centre wins backing

Renewable energy skills centre wins backing

The State Government is joining forces with Electro Group Training to develop a $23 million Renewable Energy Training Facility for Queensland. The government is stumping up $17 million for the Brisbane facility, expected to provide skills training for 750 apprentices a year as well as assisting about 26,000 local licensed electricians with further training. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk an...

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Jun 16, 2020
Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Renewable energy company Austrom Hydrogen says it has secured land in the Callide region suitable for a 3600MW solar-powered hydrogen facility. The company is exploring partner opportunities domestically and internationally to advance the Pacific Solar Hydrogen project. “We are very excited to be progressing our project at this time and in this industry, which has gained momentum ...

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Jun 11, 2020
Mini solar farms power up Cairns wastewater treatment

Mini solar farms power up Cairns wastewater treatment

Construction is underway on four mini solar farms, and additional roof-mounted solar panels, at five of the Cairns Region’s wastewater treatment plants. Solgen Energy Group was awarded the $3 million contract to build the mini solar farms. Chief commercial officer David Naismith said Solgen was working with local businesses to construct the mini solar farms. They will generate an estimat...

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Jun 11, 2020
State backs Barcaldine renewable energy plans

State backs Barcaldine renewable energy plans

The State Government is providing $300,000 towards the development of the Barcaldine Renewable Energy Hub with Sunshot Energy. Sunshot estimates the project could create 200 local jobs and attract up to $500 million of new investment to the central-west. Studies into the hub’s development will be conducted by the government’s Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development B...

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May 20, 2020
Real Energy eyes large-scale hydrogen opportunities

Real Energy eyes large-scale hydrogen opportunities

A new Real Energy subsidiary has earmarked sites in the Surat Basin and near Gladstone for a potential large-scale hydrogen fuel plant. Pure Hydrogen Corporation was established to undertake a detailed scoping study to assess the commercial viability of building, owning and operating a hydrogen fuel plant in Queensland. It is considering a hydrogen fuel plant with a minimum annual productio...

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May 18, 2020
Gladstone the focus of new  2GW renewable energy push

Gladstone the focus of new 2GW renewable energy push

Renewable energy firms RES and Energy Estate plan to develop a raft of projects centred on the Gladstone area to deliver 2GW of power. In a joint announcement today, the companies said they were working together on the Central Queensland Power project (CQP). The concept behind the CQP project was to accelerate development of a portfolio of strategically located wind, solar and energy storag...

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May 15, 2020
Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

The developers behind a $2 billion wind farm proposal are planning a set of project information sessions for suppliers next week. The State Government in February granted development approval for the Forest Wind project, comprising up to 226 turbines. The project is expected to create about 440 jobs during construction and a further 50 full-time jobs during operation. Forest Wind is...

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