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Category: Queensland Government

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Driverless vehicle research focus of MoU

Driverless vehicle research focus of MoU

Queensland University of Technology will work with the University of Nevada to collaborate on driverless vehicle technology.

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Queensland rejects battery swap, but restricts use of storage with premium tariffs

Queensland rejects battery swap, but restricts use of storage with premium tariffs

Queensland decides against proposed voluntary “buy out” of premium solar feed in tariffs in exchange for battery storage, but announces new rules to stop premium tariffs being rorted by batteries.

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Eco Energy gets approval for three more Qld solar farms

Eco Energy gets approval for three more Qld solar farms

Eco Energy World says approval of three new solar projects, including 280MW solar farm in Bouldercombe, bring “ready to build” portfolio to total of 570MW.

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IEA climate scenarios make mockery of Australia's defence of Adani coal

IEA climate scenarios make mockery of Australia’s defence of Adani coal

International Energy Agency says, at current rate, unabated coal generation would have to stop within 14 years, undermining claims Adani coal mine is a climate win. IEA also says low emissions target must be set at a fraction of that contemplated by Canberra.

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Queensland’s dance with the devil – its own coal and gas assets

Queensland’s dance with the devil – its own coal and gas assets

Queensland government is finally cracking down on one of the most open secrets of the local energy market – the rampant profiteering of its own coal and gas generators. As a result, energy futures prices have already fallen 15 per cent.

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Queensland fast-tracks auction for 400MW renewables, energy storage

Queensland fast-tracks auction for 400MW renewables, energy storage

Queensland govt reasserts commitment to 50% RET, and its independence from federal government, with $1.6bn plan.

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"Reputation" clause may scupper government loan deal for Adani

“Reputation” clause may scupper government loan deal for Adani

Emergence of “reputation clause” in mandate of Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility may be killer blow for Adani loan proposal. Tim Flannery, John Hewson and others say it will be impossible to justify a loan given the climate and environmental impacts.

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Queensland eyes new transmission line to unlock cheap renewables

Queensland eyes new transmission line to unlock cheap renewables

Queensland looking at new transmission line to unlock more than 2,000GW of low cost wind and solar, which energy minister says is clearly cheaper than coal plant.

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Regulators' wake up call: Fossil fuel majors are gaming markets

Regulators’ wake up call: Fossil fuel majors are gaming markets

Regulators issue grim warning about power of big fossil fuel generators to game energy markets, forcing up prices. They say the price surge to “unprecedented” highs in coal-dependent Queensland is being driven by market concentration and the lack of large-scale wind and solar.

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Ergon ups solar tariff, as Qld govt hikes fossil fuel subsidy to regions

Ergon ups solar tariff, as Qld govt hikes fossil fuel subsidy to regions

Wholesale price rises mean higher solar tariffs for Ergon network, but forces government to lift annual subsidy to supply regional homes with mostly coal power by $200 million a year.

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If Glencore wants cheap energy for Mt Isa, it should go solar

If Glencore wants cheap energy for Mt Isa, it should go solar

Glencore says future of Mt Isa, and 2,000 jobs, is at risk due to rising energy prices. But it only has itself to blame, because it stupidly chose gas over renewables when given the option in 2011.