New Energy Initiatives

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The State Government has announced a new suite of measures as part of its Affordable Energy Plan, including removing a restriction on regional electricity customers going back to Ergon Energy. The energy saving initiatives are being rolled out this week by the Queensland Government ahead of the … [Read more...]

Expansion Welcomed

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The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment of $10 million to extend the Energy Savers Plus program. The expanded Energy Savers Plus program will include an additional 200 energy audits for agricultural customers and offer a 50% co-contribution (capped … [Read more...]

Poles, Wires, & Green Schemes – That’s Why

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The ACCC estimates that in 2016-17, Queenslanders will be paying the most for their electricity, followed by South Australians. That’s one of the key findings of the ACCC’s Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry preliminary report - And it’s not a shortage of generation, but rather huge amounts spent … [Read more...]

Money to Power Down

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The State Government has announced payments of $400 to buy and install air conditioning units that can be controlled by power authorities during peak times. The power down incentive is also being offered to those who have existing systems installed that can be switched to the new power … [Read more...]

Gas Shortfall Likely in 2018

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The Australia Government has released the ACCC’s first interim report into the supply of, and demand for, wholesale gas in Australia and the outlook is not pretty. The ACCC Gas Inquiry 2017-20 Interim Report focusses on likely supply and demand conditions for 2018 and according to ACCC Chair Rod … [Read more...]

Underground Coal Gasification Banned

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A ban on underground coal gasification (UCG) in Queensland is now the letter of the law, following the successful passage of legislation in Parliament this week. UCG involves converting coal to a synthesized gas by burning coal underground. The syngas is processed on surface to create … [Read more...]

Energy Crisis Needs Urgent Action

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Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud is calling on the Queensland Government to urgently address its renewable energy targets. Mr Littleproud says vulnerable and hard-working Australians are the ones being hardest hit by unrealistic renewable energy targets and Maranoa residents and … [Read more...]

Your Chance to Buy In

Queensland’s Gasfields

Commerce Roma President, Mitch Greig will be one of the attendees at this weeks’ GasFields Forum and the organization is seeking members who have any issues or concerns that they would like raised, to let them know by close of business Wednesday. The Forum is being held Thursday and is the result … [Read more...]