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Category: Queensland Government

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Queensland’s new coal generator would burn more money than coal

Queensland’s new coal generator would burn more money than coal

A new coal generator in north Queensland would likely burn up to 79 per cent of its asset base – at the cost to Queensland taxpayers.

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Solar industry launches campaign against LNP in Queensland poll

Solar industry launches campaign against LNP in Queensland poll

Australian Solar Council launches massive campaign against LNP in Queensland poll, saying there is too much at stake to ignore.

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Qld Labor ups ante on renewables - more ambition, new technology

Qld Labor ups ante on renewables – more ambition, new technology

Labor commits to “at least” 50% renewables by 2030, and promises $50m for first large scale solar tower and storage plant. Premier hails technologies that can power Queensland 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Council approves 350MW PV farm, stage 1 of massive solar and storage hub

Council approves 350MW PV farm, stage 1 of massive solar and storage hub

First phase of 1GW+ solar and battery storage hub in Gympie approved for development by local council.

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Five reasons not to build new coal power plant in Queensland

Five reasons not to build new coal power plant in Queensland

Climate Council report on Queensland renewables offers timely reminder that building a new coal plant in the state’s north is a terrible idea.

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Labor needs to head left, and drop Adani, to win Queensland poll

Labor needs to head left, and drop Adani, to win Queensland poll

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today called the state election for 25 November, about two months before the three-year anniversary of Labor’s shock win in January 2015.

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Queensland poll to be stress test for future of renewables in Australia

Queensland poll to be stress test for future of renewables in Australia

Queensland election means delay for major renewables and storage tender, but will also be major litmus test for future of industry in Australia.

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A coal-based grid in 2030 will make Australia un-competitive

A coal-based grid in 2030 will make Australia un-competitive

Builder of world’s first wind, solar and battery storage project in Queensland says renewables will beat even existing coal within a few years, and relying on a coal and gas fired grid in 2030 will make the Australian economy uncompetitive.

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Herbert Smith Freehills advises lenders on the financing of central Queensland solar farm

Herbert Smith Freehills advises lenders on the financing of central Queensland solar farm

Emerald Solar Park is underpinned by a long term power purchase agreement with Telstra as offtaker. Reaching financial close marks the first banked transaction in Australia with a corporate PPA from Telstra.

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Coalition energy target may require a "go slow" on rooftop solar

Coalition energy target may require a “go slow” on rooftop solar

Energy Security Board forecasts suggest a sharp slow down in rooftop solar deployments to meet its modest renewable energy share. It comes as concerns grow about ESB process and the alacrity with which the normally snail-paced AEMC has moved to confer great powers upon itself.

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States gobsmacked by lack of detail, research in Turnbull's NEG

States gobsmacked by lack of detail, research in Turnbull’s NEG

States stunned by lack of detail in new energy policy. In a testy phone hook-up they were told all the government had was a press release and an eight-page letter.