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  • Solar boom 'bringing hundreds of jobs' to Queensland's Darling Downs

    about 3 years ago by Celotti Workforce

    A renewable energy boom across Queensland's Darling Downs is reinvigorating the region's economy, which suffered a sharp downturn when coal seam gas development slowed earlier than expected.One council alone has approved one wind and 11 solar projects worth $6 billion."We've got $1.2 billion of that under construction now, and that's the exciting thing, this isn't just about...

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  • Alinta announces $250m bid for AGL's Liddell coal power station

    over 3 years ago by Celotti Workforce

    The Hong Kong-owned energy retailer Alinta Energy says it has made good on a much-telegraphed offer for AGL Energy’s ageing Liddell coal plant after achieving board sign-off at the weekend.AGL confirmed on Monday it had received a non-binding and “highly conditional” $250m cash offer from Alinta and its Hong Kong-based owner, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, for the power station ...

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  • Acciona wins tender for 300MW solar farm in Queensland coal country

    over 3 years ago by Celotti Workforce

    Spanish renewables giant Acciona Energy has won the tender to build one of Australia’s largest solar farms in the heart of Queensland coal country, the state government has announced.Queensland’s minister for state development, infrastructure and planning, Cameron Dick, said on Friday that Acciona would develop, finance, construct and operate the $500 million 300MW Aldoga so...

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  • Major 300MW solar farm proposed for Queensland expected to create 300 jobs

    over 3 years ago by Celotti Workforce

    Another major solar project is being proposed for the Queensland coal centre of Gladstone, with plans to develop a 300MW PV farm near Bororen submitted to the local council late last week.The $400 million project, proposed for land in Rodds Bay, about one hour south of the regional city centre, is being pursued by a company called Renew Estate – a joint venture between Germa...

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  • Wind farms power big surge in renewable energy jobs

    over 3 years ago by Celotti Workforce

    A boom in wind farms is fuelling a jobs surge in the renewable energy industry with 17 percent employment growth in the sector in December.Nationwide, there are now 15,691 renewable energy jobs, rising to 21,168 when including those in small-scale rooftop solar installation. This is a 17 percent month-on-month increase from November job figures.The boom in wind farms account...

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