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Finkel recognises CCS in Australia

The world authority on carbon capture and storage (CCS) has praised the Finkel National Electricity Market Review’s ‘technology neutral’ approach.


QRC backs plan but calls for new power plant

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the latest policy announcements by the Queensland Government of its Powering Queensland Plan to address the state’s energy needs.


Australia: all eggs in renewables basket?

As reported by the Minerals Council of Australia, the coal industry has expressed concern regarding reports that the Finkel review may rule out the building of modern coal fired power stations and push Australia to focus solely on solar, wind and gas.


‘Extraordinary’ Bowen Basil coal deposit

Vitrinite Pty Ltd has identified 123 million t of coking coal in the Karin Basin tenement in the Bowen Basin – much of which has the highest fluidity ever recorded in Australia.


Second trial at New Acland Mine

New Hope has reported a second trial at the mine’s washplant to explore a new coal processing technique.