New power station could tackle energy costs

A NEXT-GENERATION coal-fired power plant in North Queensland could pave the way for a national rollout of the technology while solving energy supply and cost issues, says Queensland Resources Council CEO Ian Macfarlane.

Mr Macfarlane was commenting on reports the Federal Government's Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility was considering funding a high-efficiency low-emissions (HELE) coal-fired power plant in the North.

Mr Macfarlane said the Queensland Government should change its views and support the construction of HELE plants to help meet future­ power demands instead of relying so heavily on renewable energy resources.

"The State Government needs to take a more realistic view," Mr Macfarlane said.

"Just by building another coal-fired power plant doesn't mean we can't meet that renewables­ target.

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