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Category: Queensland Government

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Why consumers should install solar, and join pressure groups

Why consumers should install solar, and join pressure groups

Mark Diesendorf urges those who care about climate change to go further than installing solar panels and voting and join pressure groups.

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Michael McCormack

LNP turns its back on wind, solar and storage, and emissions cuts

LNP’s call for more coal-fired power stations, and government ownership of the railway line to the Adani coal project were largely symbolic, as were resolutions to “protect Christmas” and save the “Lord’s Prayer”. But they underline why a NEG won’t end the climate and energy policy wars.

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Expressions of Interest open to find energy partner for Logan solar trial

Expressions of Interest open to find energy partner for Logan solar trial

The Palaszczuk Government is looking for an energy partner to deliver solar energy right into the homes of low income Logan families living in public housing.

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Australia at 19% renewables - NEG 2030 target to be reached in 2021

Australia at 19% renewables – NEG 2030 target to be reached in 2021

Australia is already at 19 per cent renewables as at June, and could reach 43 per cent renewables by 2030, just with the state targets in Queensland and Victoria, new data shows.

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Tesla batteries arrive for world's first wind-solar-battery project

Tesla batteries arrive for world’s first wind-solar-battery project

Tesla batteries arrive on site at company’s third big battery project in Australia, and at what will be the world’s first grid-connected project combining large scale wind, solar and battery storage.

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Windlab urges "choose no NEG" if emissions target unchanged

Windlab urges “choose no NEG” if emissions target unchanged

Windlab CEO says renewables industry better of with no National Energy Guarantee at all, than with a NEG hobbled by 26% emissions reduction target.

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New coal doesn’t stack up – just look at Queensland’s renewable energy numbers

New coal doesn’t stack up – just look at Queensland’s renewable energy numbers

Renewable energy is a much better choice than coal fired generation, in terms of both costs and jobs.

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Tidal power to be trialled in Queensland coal port

Tidal power to be trialled in Queensland coal port

Sydney-based MAKO Tidal Turbines to undertake six month demonstration of its renewable energy technology at Gladstone Port.

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First-ever shipment of wind turbine blades through Port of Townsville

First-ever shipment of wind turbine blades through Port of Townsville

Massive 70 metre wind turbine blades, bound for the Kennedy Energy Park in Hughenden, were imported through Townsville port this week for the first time in history.

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Queensland's biggest wind farm approved, may add solar and storage

Queensland’s biggest wind farm approved, may add solar and storage

Queensland government gives development approval to 800MW wind farm – the state’s largest – that could be built with 400MW solar farm and battery storage.

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Neoen wins approval for huge wind and battery plant near Cairns

Neoen wins approval for huge wind and battery plant near Cairns

Neoen wins approval for huge wind and battery storage project in north Queensland that could see largest turbines in Australia.