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AGL Energy has cancelled plans to develop a 250 megawatt pumped hydro project at a copper mine in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills region after failing to agree terms with its junior partner Hillgrove Resources. read more »
Mining magnate Clive Palmer faces further delay to his proposed Galilee Basin coal mine after the Queensland government extended the objection deadline. read more »
THREE key mining projects proposed for the NT, which have the potential to create several thousand new jobs, would leap towards final investment decision if a railway siding was built where the Plenty Highway intersects the Ghan Rail line, the proponent of the Territory’s next copper mine says. read more »
The Australian minerals industry has access to new export markets and investment opportunities with the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) now in force. read more »
More than 70 representatives of mining and energy supply chain companies attending the first MESCA Project Briefing of the year in Brisbane on February 18. read more »
Australian mining company OZ Minerals plans to power its proposed $1 billion West Musgrave copper nickel mine in central Australia with up to 80 per cent renewables. read more »
BHP says it is ordering a feasibility study of the proposed $16 billion Scarborough gas field off the coast of Western Australia. read more »
A major wind farm project is being proposed south of Coolah. The so-called Valley of the Winds project is an 800-megawatt wind farm which would be located on cleared grazing land between Coolah and Leadville in the Warrumbungle Shire. read more »
A huge project potentially comprising solar, wind, pumped hydro and a hydrogen electrolyser in north Queensland has been touted as a potential “battery of the north”. read more »
Galena Mining has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the proposed processing plant at its flagship Abra Base Metals Project in Western Australia. read more »
Australian Vanadium says it has been granted $1.25 million in federal government funding towards its bid to become one of the world’s lowest-cost producers of vanadium, an elemental metal that has rapidly become a key ingredient for large-scale battery energy storage solutions. read more »
Peabody Energy says it remains committed to coal mining in Australia, despite launching a sale process for a troubled Queensland asset that was once its most profitable mine. read more »
THE Morrison Government has given its strongest backing yet for a new coal-fired power plant as it seeks to boost baseload reliability and support jobs in north Queensland. read more »
A facility to separate the rare earths extracted from the Mt Weld mine, which are essential for wind turbines and electric vehicles, will soon be built. read more »
Queensland has welcomed the news that work has begun on the 120MW Gangarri solar farm that is being developed by oil major, Shell, near Wandoan in the state’s south west. read more »
A significant boost to NSW’s gas supply is being touted as a central plank of achieving a lower emissions economy. read more »
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