Tenders Open for School Energy Program

Solar panels on schools

Solar panels will start to be installed on Queensland state schools over the summer holidays, with tenders now open for the Government’s $97 million Advancing Clean Energy Schools program. The 3-year program targets more than 800 Queensland state schools. The program includes $40 million for … [Read more...]

Farmers Ask When?

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Queensland Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the ACC’S detailed report into power costs but asks the question-When will we see change? President Stuart Armitage says farmers want to know what is going to change and when they will see affordable energy prices. The Australian Competition and … [Read more...]

CSIRO Wants Citizen Science

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The national science agency is calling on all Australians to be part of its energy research by providing information that will improve understanding of the way households consume, generate and interact with energy. By using the new CSIRO Energise app, 'citizen scientists' will help to paint a … [Read more...]

More Hot Air for Power Generation

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The $ 1 billon Lacour Energy wind farm project at Clarke Creek, 150 kilometres north west of Rockhampton has been given the nod and it’ll be one of the largest in Australia. The project coming on line will now be the subject of a feasibility study. Director of Lacour Energy Mark Rayner … [Read more...]

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...]