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Mar 30, 2021
AGL business split to silo gas and coal-fired plants

AGL business split to silo gas and coal-fired plants

Major energy company AGL has revealed plans to spin its gas and coal-fired power plants into a separate business called PrimeCo under a ‘structural separation’. And it is beginning sale processes for assets described as ‘less critical to our future direction’, including the Newcastle Gas Storage Facility and Queensland’s Silver Springs gas project. Filling about…...

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Aug 05, 2020
Push for AGL to hasten retreat from coal power

Push for AGL to hasten retreat from coal power

Energy company AGL is facing a shareholder push to bring forward the closure dates of its Bayswater and Loy Yang A coal-fired power stations. The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility​ (ACCR) has filed a Shareholder Resolution on the issue ahead of AGL’s next annual investor meeting. It wants AGL to close its three remaining coal-fired power stations… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Renewable energy company Austrom Hydrogen says it has secured land in the Callide region suitable for a 3600MW solar-powered hydrogen facility. The company is exploring partner opportunities domestically and internationally to advance the Pacific Solar Hydrogen project. “We are very excited to be progressing our project at this time and in this industry, which has gained momentum… ...

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Jun 11, 2020
Mini solar farms power up Cairns wastewater treatment

Mini solar farms power up Cairns wastewater treatment

Construction is underway on four mini solar farms, and additional roof-mounted solar panels, at five of the Cairns Region’s wastewater treatment plants. Solgen Energy Group was awarded the $3 million contract to build the mini solar farms. Chief commercial officer David Naismith said Solgen was working with local businesses to construct the mini solar farms…. ...

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May 20, 2020
Real Energy eyes large-scale hydrogen opportunities

Real Energy eyes large-scale hydrogen opportunities

A new Real Energy subsidiary has earmarked sites in the Surat Basin and near Gladstone for a potential large-scale hydrogen fuel plant. Pure Hydrogen Corporation was established to undertake a detailed scoping study to assess the commercial viability of building, owning and operating a hydrogen fuel plant in Queensland. It is considering a hydrogen fuel… ...

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May 05, 2020
Major boost for Australian hydrogen industry

Major boost for Australian hydrogen industry

The Federal Government has set up a $300 million fund to back projects focused on growing a clean and competitive hydrogen industry in Australia. The Advancing Hydrogen Fund will be administered by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and will provide concessional finance for projects that support a national hydrogen industry. It comes at a… ...

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Mar 19, 2020
Big miners band together in green hydrogen scheme

Big miners band together in green hydrogen scheme

Anglo American, BHP, Fortescue and Hatch are looking to advance emissions-busting technology through a new Green Hydrogen Consortium. The consortium aims to identify opportunities to develop green hydrogen technologies for the resources sector and other heavy industries, and provide a mechanism for suppliers and operators to contribute to and engage with these development activities. Proposed̷...

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Mar 11, 2020
ARENA backs CQ hydrogen proposal with $1.25m grant

ARENA backs CQ hydrogen proposal with $1.25m grant

Work to assess the feasibility of a renewable hydrogen demonstration plant co-located near Stanwell Power Station is receiving $1.25 million Federal support. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced the funding today for the Central Queensland project. Power station owner Stanwell Corporation has a $5 million study under way to investigate the technical and economic… ...

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Feb 27, 2020
Hydrogen venture plans $1.6b CQ chemical plant

Hydrogen venture plans $1.6b CQ chemical plant

Gladstone has been selected as the location for a $1.61 billion chemical complex proposed to produce green hydrogen and ammonia at industrial-scale. The Hydrogen Utility’s (H2U) latest project, H2-Hub Gladstone, could potentially create more than 100 operational jobs, according to State Development Minister Cameron Dick. “A project of this scale requires a large, accessible site, where… ...

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