People Power Called For

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The rules around Queensland’s energy provision are being overhauled by the State Government and they’re seeking input from all sectors of the community. An issues paper being released this week kicks off a 10-yearly review of the laws that regulate energy issues from energy-generating customers … [Read more...]

Linc Energy Found Guilty of Pollution

Linc Energy faces legal prosecution after allegations of toxic gas.

The failed Linc Energy company has been found guilty of causing serious environmental harm by polluting the Darling Downs with hazardous contaminants despite warnings from scientists. Trial saw the jury hand down a guilty verdict today after weeks of hearings in the Brisbane District Court, … [Read more...]

Gas Supply East Coast Moves Up a Gear

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Senex - the first company to win the right to explore and produce gas exclusively for the Australian market only has today gained a petroleum lease which essentially gives them a licence to produce. It’s expected that the company’s lease in the Surat Basin means they’ll be supplying Australia’s … [Read more...]

Cloncurry Green

Cloncurry Mayor Greg Campbell and Bob Katter - Credit to Anne Pleash

Federal Member for Kennedy Hon Bob Katter says he’s mighty impressed with a green project underway in the Cloncurry region that makes the most of well, all sorts of things. Mr Katter met with Cloncurry Mayor Greg Campbell this week to push the next stage of the promising biofuels trial which … [Read more...]

The Power Smile Fades Fast

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While Energy Minister Anthony Lynham was busy crowing yesterday over the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) draft determination of 2018-19 electricity prices for regional Queensland it seems he forgot to mention a large slab of farmers. The Draft released yesterday shows the anticipated price … [Read more...]

Qld Opens Land for Gas

Central Petroleum

Two local producers have won the latest domestic supply only tender for more gas to feed the Australian Market. Two junior producers - Central Petroleum and Armour Energy - will start exploring for more gas to develop on a total of almost another 400 ha just north of the townships of Miles and … [Read more...]

One Solar Bitten – Twice Shy

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Like Lightning - Solar Farms on prime agricultural land won’t be able to strike twice in the Central Highlands with the Regional Council giving the land devouring power source the flick. Mayor Kerry Hayes says the region has one such farm approved and that he says is being set to be established … [Read more...]

Boom, Boom – The Talk’s Back in the Room

Queensland’s Gasfields

Heads are turning, and financial chatter turned up a notch with reports that Queensland’s LNG projects have started to boom. Analysis from EnergyQuest, released this week shows that and the industry generated $2.5 billion in revenue in the last quarter, and forecasts that, Australia-wide, LNG … [Read more...]