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Queensland poll to be stress test for future of renewables in Australia

Queensland poll to be stress test for future of renewables in Australia

Queensland election means delay for major renewables and storage tender, but will also be major litmus test for future of industry in Australia.

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Herbert Smith Freehills advises lenders on the financing of central Queensland solar farm

Herbert Smith Freehills advises lenders on the financing of central Queensland solar farm

Emerald Solar Park is underpinned by a long term power purchase agreement with Telstra as offtaker. Reaching financial close marks the first banked transaction in Australia with a corporate PPA from Telstra.

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Qld renewables tender swamped by 115 projects, 6,000MW of storage

Qld renewables tender swamped by 115 projects, 6,000MW of storage

Queensland renewables and storage tender attracts proposals amounting to 9,000MW of wind, solar and biomass, and 6000MW of storage.

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Queensland big solar boom continues, as another 150MW project approved

Queensland big solar boom continues, as another 150MW project approved

Queensland’s Western Downs Region continues large-scale solar boom, with approval of 300MW battery ready Beelbee PV farm.

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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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Two more solar farms approved for Queensland's north

Two more solar farms approved for Queensland’s north

Another 141MW of utility-scale solar farms approved for development, as Sunshine State starts to live up to its massive PV potential.

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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.