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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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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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The myth that Adani coal is boom or bust for Queensland economy

The myth that Adani coal is boom or bust for Queensland economy

Adani Power’s latest big loss underlines the fact that its Carmichael coal project makes no sense. One myth is that the local economy would be devastated if the mine doesn’t go ahead. But it’s simply not true, given the huge pipeline of solar, wind, storage, biofuel and battery manufacturing projects.

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A Sunshine State with wind in its sights?

A Sunshine State with wind in its sights?

Queensland enjoys favourable sunshine hours that support both domestic and large-scale solar assets – but what about wind?

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Coal plants failed in Queensland heatwave on day of record demand

Coal plants failed in Queensland heatwave on day of record demand

Are Australia’s coal and gas generators able to power Australia through next summer’s heatwaves? The evidence of last summer suggests they cannot be relied upon, with a new report showing how coal plants melted in the Queensland heat on a day of record demand.

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Queensland looks to hydro power plans for Burdekin in state's north

Queensland looks to hydro power plans for Burdekin in state’s north

Palaszczuk government investigating feasibility of 50MW, or bigger, hydro power station at Burdekin Falls Dam.

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Another 47MW of solar farms reach financial close in Queensland

Another 47MW of solar farms reach financial close in Queensland

Canadian Solar’s Oakey and Longreach projects to begin construction this month, after reaching financial close with help from CEFC.

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Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

What drove Victoria’s wholesale electricity market prices up 46% in 2016? We put the screws on the historical data to find out.

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Mills Oakley advises on sale of Queensland solar farm

Mills Oakley advises on sale of Queensland solar farm

The sale continues Mills Oakley’s active involvement in the renewable energy sector, having advised on around 15 renewable energy projects over the last 12 months.

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A forensic look at Queensland's mid-summer electricity price surge

A forensic look at Queensland’s mid-summer electricity price surge

A closer look at the extraordinary price volatility that marked “sizzling Saturday” in Queensland and sent electricity prices soaring.

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Queensland's largest solar farm now feeding power to the grid

Queensland’s largest solar farm now feeding power to the grid

Elecnor’s 25MW Barcaldine Solar Farm in central-western Queensland is feeding electricity into the grid – two months ahead of schedule.