Federal backing for HELE coal power station in North Queensland

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.

The Courier-Mail is reporting can the government will spend up to $4 million on a business case for a high efficiency, low emissions plant at Collinsville, about 250km south of Townsville.

The funding will come from a $10 million election commitment to support new energy generation in central and North Queensland and represents the Government’s strongest show of support for thermal coal after it was a divisive issue at the last federal election.

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