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TASMANIA’S ambition to become the ‘Battery of the Nation’ has been given a huge boost with the green light for the $3.5 billion Marinus Link Bass Strait power cable project. read more »
Employment in the mining sector has remained strong during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Minerals Council of Australia study. read more »
Up to 2500 jobs will be created at five new mines in the Central West of New South Wales, the NSW Minerals Council has claimed. read more »
Australian Mines is completing pre-development work at the Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in North Queensland, inching it closer to becoming a key supplier to the electric vehicle (EV) market. read more »
The Western Australian Government’s $5.5 billion recovery plan will support minerals exploration to increase mining activity across the state. read more »
International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. read more »
EnergyAustralia says the “stars are aligning” on Santos’s $3.6bn Narrabri gas project where it holds a 20 per cent stake. read more »
Australia has granted "major project status" to an ambitious $22 billion plan to export power from a giant solar farm in the country's north to south-east Asia via undersea cable. read more »
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 »
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