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...]

Blueprint to Reduce Electricity Prices

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The ACCC’s recommendations to significantly improve electricity affordability for consumers and businesses are out in the form of its final Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry report. And it’s scathing of government and past government inactions and adds that policies associated with the … [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...]

Cloncurry Green

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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 Gas Agreement Announced

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Arrow Energy has announced a 27-year agreement with the QCLNG joint venture, for one of the largest gas supply deals on Australia’s east coast. The project will create around 1000 new jobs - 800 during peak construction and around 200 ongoing operational roles. The company says the deal will … [Read more...]

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...]