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Category: Queensland Government

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Know your NEM: AGL's cheap wind deal, and falling cost of storage

Know your NEM: AGL’s cheap wind deal, and falling cost of storage

Queensland prices soar again; more on AGL’s cheap price for wind energy; and battery storage costs falling quickly.

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Why the public is not buying Coalition attack on wind and solar

Why the public is not buying Coalition attack on wind and solar

The Coalition’s attack on renewables is being undone by the soaring electricity prices in fossil-fuel dependent Queensland. What is it that the general public appears knows about renewables and electricity prices that so many in the conservative side of politics, including federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg, do not?

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Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Spot electricity prices have gone through the stratosphere this summer, particularly in Queensland where average prices have been more than double of renewable energy leader South Australia.

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Luminous Energy wins approval for 300 MW solar farm in Qld

Luminous Energy wins approval for 300 MW solar farm in Qld

The Brisbane-based developer has obtained approval to build the solar project near Columboola, southwestern Queensland, after a seven-week review process.

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NSW, Queensland seek to protect network revenues at COAG

NSW, Queensland seek to protect network revenues at COAG

NSW and Queensland – which still own their networks – block reforms that could lower network costs. Meanwhile, Finkel sings praises of pumped hydro and household battery storage to COAG energy ministers.

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Is it ok for the regulator to ignore electricity networks’ extraordinary profits?

Is it ok for the regulator to ignore electricity networks’ extraordinary profits?

Australia’s monopoly electricity networks are the most profitable businesses in Australia. And the consumer pays, and pays.

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Coal? What coal? Reef doing great, say ministers

Coal? What coal? Reef doing great, say ministers

Federal and Queensland environment ministers say “significant progress” being made on protecting, improving health of Great Barrier Reef.

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QUT partners with Sumitomo to test super efficient CPV solar technology

QUT partners with Sumitomo to test super efficient CPV solar technology

QUT to test Sumitomo CPV solar technology for Qld climate, with view to add redox flow battery storage “in due course.”

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Queensland’s 50% renewable energy plan: More work required

Queensland’s 50% renewable energy plan: More work required

Queensland’s 50% renewable target is a great idea and achievable, but its current plans will need radical change.

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Abbott all over again? Coalition ramps up attack on renewables

Abbott all over again? Coalition ramps up attack on renewables

Coalition campaign against state-based renewables targets – and the deployment of its most potent weapon, policy uncertainty – has reached new heights over the past couple of months. Could Turnbull trump Abbott?

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Queensland smashes myths about renewables, and South Australia

Queensland smashes myths about renewables, and South Australia

Putting aside its support for coal mining, the Queensland government has done a huge service to clean energy with its RET draft report, which smashes so many renewables myths it’s hard to know where to start.