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Whitehaven Coal has cleared one of the most important hurdles in its bid to develop the $700 million Vickery coal project in New South Wales, and does not expect the thorny issue of Scope 3 emissions to play a role in the remainder of the process. read more »
Plans to build more than 2GW of wind generation capacity in and around the Queensland coal power hub of Gladstone have been unveiled, with Sydney-based Energy Estate joining forces with global outfit RES on the major project. read more »
The idea of a $6 billion trans-Australia pipeline linking large gas fields off Western Australia to the east coast has got a new lease of life. read more »
The Queensland Government is fast tracking the massive CopperString 2.0 high voltage transmission line to provide cheaper power and turbo-charge investment across our world-class North West Minerals Province. read more »
Australian Government approval of the Olive Downs metallurgical coal mine project near Moranbah in central Queensland will create more than 1000 new jobs in the region. read more »
The mining equipment, technology and services sector has been recognised for its critical contribution to the Australian economy with the announcement of the AUS$1.025 million expansion of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) METS Export Hub Initiative into Victoria and Western Australia. read more »
Oil and gas giant BP is looking to build 1.5 gigawatts of new wind and solar capacity in Western Australia if it goes ahead with a full commercial project to build a renewable hydrogen production facility in that state, with an eye to the export market. read more »
The New South Wales Independent Planning Commission will have 12 weeks to decide whether to approve controversial developments and mining projects, as part of the government's push to ensure timely decision-making. read more »
MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS: Civmec has won a supply and fabrication contract for Woodside’s Pluto-Karratha Gas Plant (KGP) Interconnector project. read more »
Neoen Australia’s plans to build a massive 400MW solar farm in Queensland’s Western Downs region wlll go ahead after winning the backing of the state government-owned renewable energy generator, CleanCo. read more »
An enormous wind and solar project that will sit on the doorstep of one of the world’s most important migratory bird habitats has been approved by Western Australia’s environmental regulator. read more »
Australia’s offshore regulator has approved construction of the next stage of INPEX’s Ichthys LNG Project. read more »
Australia is set to see a massive expansion of renewable hydrogen production, after a $300 million project destined for Western Australia succeeded in securing investment funding. read more »
ASX-listed engineering services provider Worley has cut 3000 jobs and secured an extra $465 million in debt to shore up its books, after plunging oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic dented its project pipeline. read more »
The developer of a multimillion-dollar wind farm planned for the Tablelands hopes to start construction on the renewable energy project by 2021. read more »
Data released by the ABS has confirmed the importance of keeping Australia’s mining industry operating during the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic challenges. read more »
Global metal prices have seen the first sustained rise in months after the coronavirus pandemic sent them on an initial steep decline. read more »
Junior WA vanadium miner Australian Vanadium's proposed Mid West mine has been anointed lead agency status by the state government, paving the way for easy passage through both state and federal approvals processes. read more »
Adani Mining has continued the construction of the Carmichael mine and rail project in Queensland, with employees working under strict coronavirus safety measures. read more »
Up to three gigawatts of large scale wind and solar projects could be delayed in Australia as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and its impact on the local currency, debt markets, and appetite for new investments. read more »
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