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Mark Bailey returns as Queensland energy minister

Mark Bailey returns as Queensland energy minister

Mark Bailey is returning to duty as Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, effective today.

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Queensland big solar boom continues, as another 150MW project approved

Queensland big solar boom continues, as another 150MW project approved

Queensland’s Western Downs Region continues large-scale solar boom, with approval of 300MW battery ready Beelbee PV farm.

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Five companies in running to build huge solar farm in Qld coal centre

Five companies in running to build huge solar farm in Qld coal centre

Five companies short-listed to tender for job developing up to 450MW renewable energy hub in Qld coal centre of Gladstone.

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Gas and hydro get big $ in energy markets, solar and wind paid less

Gas and hydro get big $ in energy markets, solar and wind paid less

Hydro and gas generation get higher half hourly prices than coal in Australia’s energy market. Wind & solar PV take a discount.

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Powering North Queensland: renewables in coal country

Powering North Queensland: renewables in coal country

Defying the policy uncertainty that has held back utility-scale solar in Australia, much of the new renewables investment is happening in coal country.

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Queensland removes feed-in tariff cap on regional solar systems

Queensland removes feed-in tariff cap on regional solar systems

Solar PV systems of up to 30kW in size will now have access to 11c/kWh feed-in tariffs in regional Queensland.

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Hundreds register interest in Qld renewables + storage auction

Hundreds register interest in Qld renewables + storage auction

Queensland’s 400MW reverse auction for renewables and energy storage has been flooded with interest.

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Redback startup charges up new Queensland jobs

Redback startup charges up new Queensland jobs

A Brisbane-based energy technology startup Redback Technologies plans to double its current workforce of 54 over the next six months.

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Coal rift? Coalition sends mixed message on new coal power

Coal rift? Coalition sends mixed message on new coal power

Federal treasurer says cheap new coal power a “myth”, federal energy minister says it must be considered – even if the market disagrees.

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More electricity for Queenslanders - Swanbank E gas secured, hiring underway

More electricity for Queenslanders – Swanbank E gas secured, hiring underway

The Palaszczuk Government has secured gas and started recruiting staff to bring the Swanbank E power station back on line to generate more electricity for Queenslanders.

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Queensland opens registrations for 100MW energy storage auction

Queensland opens registrations for 100MW energy storage auction

Queensland govt opens registrations for reverse auction, with aim of installing 100MW of energy storage before 2020, alongside 400MW new solar and wind.