The Department of Primary Industries has conducted an airborne gravity survey along the Victorian Gippsland coast as part of ongoing research into the viability of a large-scale carbon capture and storage facility in Victoria.

State Minister for Energy and Resources Michael O'Brien said that the aerial survey will contribute to the work of the CarbonNet Project which is investigating the potential of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from electricity generators and transporting it to storage sites in the Gippsland Basin.

The survey is a cooperative venture between the Victorian and Australian Governments under the Australian Government's CCS Flagships program, which has provided funding for the pre-feasibility stage of the CarbonNet project.

Technology developed in Australia will be used to cut the emissions of a 25-year-old building by an estimated 80 per cent, following a $5 million energy efficiency upgrade.

Queensland's new $22 million Powerlink substation has been completed, with the State Government lauding the completion of the project which will supply power to the State's fastest growing regions.

The University of Queensland has announced plans to establish a new centre of excellence within the Sustainable Minerals Institute for research and education into coal seam gas.

Green Rock Energy and New World Energy have signed a binding agreement to jointly develop both companies' geothermal exploration permits (GEPs) in the North Perth Basin in the Mid West region of Western Australia.

A Cooper Energy shareholder vote has narrowly voted down a motion to install Edward Smith and Bernard Crawford as directors of the company.

The Western Australian Minister for Environment Bill Marmion has received an independent Appeals Committee report against the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) recommendations against the Vasse Coal proposal.

The Queensland Government has released the environmental impact statement  (EIS) for the $6.6 billion Kevin's Corner coal mine project for public comment.

The Western Australian Government has announced that work is set to commence on the new state-of-the-art power plant that will supply renewable energy to the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder – and potentially the $2.5 billion Square Kilometre Array project.

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