Farmers Ask When?


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


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...]

CSIRO Wants Citizen Science


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

Wind farm

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


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

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


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...]