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Category: Queensland Government

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Revelations from the New Acland coal mine case

Revelations from the New Acland coal mine case

The Land Court recommendation against expansion of New Acland Coal mine has exposed Queensland’s – and Australia’s – deeply flawed environmental and health assessment process.

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Tritium taps coal baron to 'triple' manufacturing of EV fast chargers

Tritium taps coal baron to ‘triple’ manufacturing of EV fast chargers

Brisbane-based designer and maker of EV fast chargers raises $10m in just 10 days, from just one investor: former coal baron Brian Flannery.

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North Queensland to be Australia's first major exporter of solar power

North Queensland to be Australia’s first major exporter of solar power

As Conservatives push for new coal generator in north Queensland, the region is about to become Australia’s first significant solar power exporter.

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Queensland energy minister stands down amid email investigation

Queensland energy minister stands down amid email investigation

A blow to the state-based renewable energy and climate effort as Queensland energy minister Mark Bailey is sidelined by allegations of corruption.

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COAG splits over clean energy target, but 49 Finkel ideas approved

COAG splits over clean energy target, but 49 Finkel ideas approved

States formalise split with Canberra over clean energy target as COAG endorses other 49 recommendations from Finkel Review.

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States threaten to go it alone on clean energy as Coalition loses plot

States threaten to go it alone on clean energy as Coalition loses plot

States threaten to go it alone on clean energy target as influential Coalition MP warns “people will die” because of renewable energy, and conservatives harden opposition to wind and solar and demand Australia returns to 19th century technologies.

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New Energy Security Taskforce prepares Queensland for summer

New Energy Security Taskforce prepares Queensland for summer

Securing Queensland’s future energy supply was the number one agenda item when the newly commissioned Queensland Energy Security Taskforce met for the first time today.

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Queensland commits to zero net emissions by 2050

Queensland commits to zero net emissions by 2050

Queensland becomes latest states to commit to target of zero net emissions by 2050, putting further pressure on federal government’s unambitious climate goals.

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$60M FNQ biorefinery to create 130 jobs

$60M FNQ biorefinery to create 130 jobs

The Palaszczuk Government is throwing its support behind a new $60 million Atherton Tableland biorefinery that could generate 130 regional jobs and encourage diverse cropping in the region.

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AEMC delays 5-minute ruling again after protests from incumbents

AEMC delays 5-minute ruling again after protests from incumbents

Queensland government utilities lead incumbents’ fight against 5-minute rule, despite support from AEMO and others who say change will lower prices, encourage storage.

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Cairns Port prepares for the arrival of thirty story high wind turbines

Cairns Port prepares for the arrival of thirty story high wind turbines

Eight cargo vessels containing enormous blades, wind towers and more than 450 components for Queensland’s largest wind farm project, RATCH Australia’s Mount Emerald Wind Farm, will soon transit through the Port of Cairns in a boost to local economies.