07/15/2015 - 10:37

A world-leading 1,200MW wind and solar project proposed for north Queensland is competing head to head with a new coal power station proposal favoured by Tony Abbott, who is in favour of giving he taxpayer loans to the coal generator, but not the wind facility.

The Canberra-based renewable energy development company Windlab is proposing a world-leading mega wind and solar project for north Queensland, in a proposal that could directly rival a Coalition push to build a new coal-fired generator in the same area.

01/06/2014 - 17:12

RENEWABLE energy advo-cates say it is cheaper and safer to invest in solar and wind to power North Queensland than trying to establish a nuclear power industry.

It comes one day after Mount Isa Mayor Tony McGrady called for a nuclear power station to be considered as a solution to North Queens-land's crippling base-load power shortages.

Windlab Systems general manager Garth Heron said renewable technologies were more cost-effective than nuclear power.

"I think the nuclear debate in Australia is a moot point," he said.

10/28/2011 - 10:26

Windlab presented data today showing that wind generated electricity from Queensland's largest renewable project Kennedy Wind Farm would deliver affordable emissions free electricity to Queensland.

10/07/2011 - 13:37

Windlab is disappointed to note that Xstrata Copper has indicated it wishes to build a new stand-alone power station in Mt Isa rather than procure energy from the national grid.  "This makes the business case for the CopperString power line connecting Mt Isa to Townsville more difficult" said Windlab CEO Roger Price.  "That in turn will make the connection of Kennedy Wind farm, the Kaiwedera Solar project more challenging, leading to potential significant delay.  It will also leave many mineral, coal, gas, geothermal resources and other regional development opportunities in North and Centra