Australia takes up emission challenge

THE Queensland Energy Summit this month highlighted the Australian black coal industry and governments commitment to the development of low-emission electricity technology.

THE Queensland Energy Summit this month highlighted the Australian black coal industry and governments commitment to the development of low-emission electricity technology.

The Australian coal industry, state and federal governments are committing more than $2 billion to the demonstration of carbon capture and storage projects from Bass Strait to central Queensland.

The Australian government and the coal industry has matched the American environment fund which this year pledged $2 billion to innovative solutions.

Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche told the summit that efficient long-term storage of carbon stripped from the combustion process in both coal and gas power stations was a national priority demanding a national approach.

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