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Jan 26, 2021
Manufacturing plan calls for action on energy

Manufacturing plan calls for action on energy

Building modern coal-fired power stations and funding exploration to help unlock oil reserves are among the recommendations in a plan released by National Party MPs to boost Australian manufacturing. The National Party’s Backbench Policy Committee released the Manufacturing 2035 document, featuring a nine-point plan with the goal to double the employment in Australian manufacturing. It ca...

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Sep 02, 2020
Coal company signs up for renewable power supply

Coal company signs up for renewable power supply

BHP has signed a deal that will see it meet half of the electricity needs across its Queensland coal mines from low-emissions sources, including solar and wind. The company says the renewable power purchasing agreement will help it halve emissions from electricity use in its Queensland operations by 2025, based on FY2020 levels. The agreement, with state-owned clean energy generator and re...

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Aug 20, 2020
Renewable Energy Zones to help recharge economy

Renewable Energy Zones to help recharge economy

The State Government has committed $145 million for the creation of three Queensland Renewable Energy Zones located in southern, central and northern Queensland. “With the right support from governments, these zones will help connect new renewable energy to our power network, and attract industries wanting new energy to a series of connected commercial and industrial power hubs across the stat...

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Apr 29, 2020
Glencore provides COVID-19 testing for Mount Isa

Glencore provides COVID-19 testing for Mount Isa

Glencore, Queensland Health and the Laura Johnson Home have joined forces to secure COVID-19 testing equipment for the Mount Isa Hospital. Glencore has provided $45,000 for a new GeneXpert IV-4 instrument, cartridge and nasal swab collection kit that will enable local testing, and dramatically reduce the timeframe for test results. Until now, COVID-19 nasal swab samples had to be flown from...

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