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Category: Queensland Government

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Qld turns to jet-fuel and imports as coal plants wilt in face of record demand

Qld turns to jet-fuel and imports as coal plants wilt in face of record demand

Queensland turns to jet-fuel and imports from NSW wind farm as soaring temperatures pushed demand to a new peak, and its big coal generators wilted in the heat. Fortunately, it also had heaps of rooftop solar.

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Former Queensland Coalition MP pushing coal propaganda

Former Queensland Coalition MP pushing coal propaganda

A website and Facebook page called “Energy in Australia” has emerged over recent months. If you ever wanted an example of “fake news” loaded with myths masquerading as facts, here it is.

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Phase one of "world's largest" EV fast-charging network completed in Queensland

Phase one of “world’s largest” EV fast-charging network completed in Queensland

Electric vehicle drivers can now tap free, green, EV fast charging stations from Coolangatta to Cairns, and Brisbane to Toowoomba, as govt completes first phase of “world’s largest” EV super highway.

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Australian solar database - 161 projects, and 19GW of capacity

Australian solar database – 161 projects, and 19GW of capacity

New database launched by RenewEconomy and Sunwiz shows 161 large scale solar projects completed or in the pipeline, representing some 19GW of potential capacity.

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Australia’s ‘electric car revolution’ won’t happen automatically

Australia’s ‘electric car revolution’ won’t happen automatically

Electric cars might finally be having their moment in Australia, but falling costs alone won’t convert consumer sentiment into actual sales.

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Queensland could host Australia's largest wind farm, in proposed renewables hub

Queensland could host Australia’s largest wind farm, in proposed renewables hub

Australian renewables outfit Lacour wants to build a wind farm of potentially 800MW in Queensland, and at least 200MW of solar.

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Queensland names new energy minister – meet Dr Anthony Lynham

Queensland names new energy minister – meet Dr Anthony Lynham

A post-election cabinet reshuffle has delivered a new energy minister for Queensland. Here’s what we know about Dr Anthony Lynham.

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Construction begins at Kennedy wind, solar and battery storage hub

Construction begins at Kennedy wind, solar and battery storage hub

Construction begins on first 60MW of proposed 1200MW Kennedy Energy Park, the world-leading wind, solar, and battery storage project in north Queensland.

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The secret world of Australia's solar and energy contract prices

The secret world of Australia’s solar and energy contract prices

Around the world, energy auctions have tracked the stunning falls in the cost of solar. But in Australia, auction results are not released, typical of a market that trades in ignorance and scarcity, for the benefit of the incumbents rather than the consumer.

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Graph of the Day: Queensland's biggest solar farm powers up

Graph of the Day: Queensland’s biggest solar farm powers up

The first 50MW of Genex Power’s Kidston solar and “giant water battery” project has started sending electricity to the grid. Here’s what that looks like.

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Queensland chooses sunshine over coal, to relief of solar industry

Queensland chooses sunshine over coal, to relief of solar industry

Large-scale solar industry breathes sigh of relief after Queensland poll shows likely return of Palaszczuk government, and the retention of the state’s 50 per cent renewables target.