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Category: Queensland Government

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States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States quickly agree on approval for more work to be done on National Energy Guarantee. But concerns remain about the emissions target, and new analysis that suggests the electricity sector is being asked to address just 5 per cent of required reductions.

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Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

“Even if the Energy Security Board gives Malcolm Turnbull a Rolls Royce model of energy policy, it’s not going to be of much use to the country if he immediately seeks to put it in the garage and lock it up for 10 years.”

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Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull's climate policy is still a sham

Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull’s climate policy is still a sham

Alan Jones says Craig Kelly should be energy minister. In effect, he already is, because the Coalition’s woeful policy is a craven attempt to pacify the right wing. Despite the NEG, or maybe because of it, a bipartisan approach to energy and climate is as elusive as ever.

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Energy Security Board makes big concessions on NEG

Energy Security Board makes big concessions on NEG

ESB makes major concessions, dropping push for physical contracts on emissions, and a “light touch” reliability obligation. However, major policy issues are addressed in separate government document that even the ESB had not seen.

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Acciona wins tender for 300MW solar farm in Queensland coal country

Acciona wins tender for 300MW solar farm in Queensland coal country

Acciona wins contract to develop, finance, construct and operate $500m 300MW Aldoga solar farm in Gladstone, one of Queensland’s coal centres.

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ACT says won’t be bullied into accepting “any old” NEG

ACT says won’t be bullied into accepting “any old” NEG

ACT says it won’t be bullied on the NEG by Coalition. “We need to get a good outcome, not just any old outcome,” it says – just as the Coalition’s hard right warns against any slippage in the NEG’s proposed stifling of renewables.

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Queensland leads the way on energy storage

Queensland leads the way on energy storage

Energy-savvy Queenslanders with home battery storage can put $50 in their pocket from today by signing up to Australia’s first battery storage database.

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AEMO points to rooftop solar's critical role in "remarkable" heat event

AEMO points to rooftop solar’s critical role in “remarkable” heat event

AEMO highlights critical role played by rooftop solar in meeting a week of demand in “remarkable” heatwave in Queensland in February.

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Agave trial powers up Far North bio revolution

Agave trial powers up Far North bio revolution

Renewable electricity and biofuels made from agave are now one step closer, following kick-off of a groundbreaking trial by MSF Sugar, with support from the Queensland Government.

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Sun Metals, MSF Sugar sign up to Queensland "virtual power plant"

Sun Metals, MSF Sugar sign up to Queensland “virtual power plant”

Major industrials Sun Metals and MSF Sugar join state government-led “virtual power plant”, that will draw electricity from customers around the state to bolster supply during peak demand.

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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.