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MESCA member Weir Minerals Australia has signed a landmark agreement with ENGIE Australia & New Zealand to source renewable energy for its operations in New South Wales and Queensland. read more »
Rex Minerals has secured the final State Government approval needed in order to develop its Hillside copper mine on the Yorke Peninsula. read more »
Mining is one of the rare bright spots as the coronavirus hammers the Australian economy. read more »
A massive $13 billion pipeline of mining projects should be given the green light by the state government to pump up NSW’s shell-shocked economy, a new report says. read more »
Plans to build an 80MW solar farm and big battery in Parkes in the Central West region of New South Wales have been been given the green light by the state government. read more »
Australian solar thermal developer Vast Solar has unveiled plans to take its technology into the mainstream, unveiling a $600 million proposal to build a “baseload” solar plant in Mt Isa. read more »
Australian energy producers face heightened volatility for the next $50bn pipeline of gas projects, with major oil price shocks and shareholder pressure over carbon exposure complicating investment decisions read more »
Thor Mining Company’s flagship Molyhil tungsten and molybdenum project in Central Australia has joined the list of Territory Government major status projects. read more »
Fuel supplier Viva Energy is pushing its Geelong oil refinery site as the optimal location to build Victoria's first gas import terminal, arguing it is less environmentally sensitive than Western Port where AGL's rival plans have unleashed a bitter community backlash. read more »
A PROPOSED $2 billion wind farm project for North Queensland could create up to 400 construction jobs and would aim to deliver cheaper power. read more »
Plans to build a 720MW solar farm and a very big battery of around 400MWh in the New South Wales New England region have cleared another major hurdle, after locking in a grid connection agreement with network provider Transgrid. read more »
A $650m gas, solar and battery power station has been approved by the South Australian government with the proposed facility set to supply 550,000 homes by 2022. read more »
The Queensland government has announced a $17 million grant to establish a new “state-of-the-art” renewable energy training facility in Brisbane, focusing on apprentices, as part of the state government’s ongoing stimulus measures in response to Covid-19. read more »
Australian Potash has the finish line in sight for its Lake Wells Potash project in Western Australia. read more »
Major projects will have their approval times slashed under environmental laws in a federal bid to fast-track billions of dollars of building work in the recovery from the coronavirus crisis. read more »
Arrow Energy has sanctioned commencement of the first phase of its Surat Gas Project (SGP) in southern Queensland, with construction set to begin this year. read more »
Santos's Narrabri Gas Project has received backing from the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, recommending its "approval with strict conditions". read more »
A $1.5 billion coal mining project in central Queensland’s Bowen Basin is a step closer to being realised after it was declared a coordinated project by Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General. read more »
More than $3 billion of renewable hydrogen projects are vying for funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to build the first commercial scale hydrogen projects in the country. read more »
MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS: Engineering group Monadelphous has won around $150 million worth of contracts from the energy and resources sector, including BHP, Fortescue and Rio Tinto. read more »
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