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Parsons joins Los Angeles Mayor on Trade Mission to Asia

Virginia Grebbien, Parsons Corporate Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff, joins Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council Members as well as business and civic leaders this week on a trade mission to Asia. Ms. Grebbien joins the delegation for meetings in Vietnam and Hong Kong.

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QRC welcomes new Resources Taskforce

Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the new taskforce announced by the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matt Canavan tasked with ensuring Australia’s resources sector remains internationally competitive.

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Resources Sector calls for strong Voice from next Queensland Government

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is calling on the next State Government to be a strong voice for the sector and the 309,500 full-time employees it supports. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the resources industry underpins the economic prosperity of the state, and a government supporting the sector both inside and outside the Parliament would see more investment for regional economies.

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Pumped Storage Plants are the Backbone of the Energy Transition

  • Pumped storage plants add the necessary flexibility to energy systems, in order to integrate renewable energies reliably
  • The combination of storage system, reserve power and flexibility turn pumped storage plants into genuine “multi-function power stations”
  • “Pumped storage plants are the backbone of the Energy Transition”, Voith-CEO Lienhard says.
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Coffey's Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Practice receives Award for Excellence

AES Award CroppedCongratulations to Coffey’s Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Practice who were recently awarded the Australasian Evaluation Society Award for Excellence (Public Sector Category) for their work on the Australasian NGO Cooperation Program evaluation. The evaluation of DFAT’s longest running NGO program was commissioned by the Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) and conducted in partnership with them.

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Underground Coal Gasification in Queensland

Statement by QRC Acting Chief Executive Greg Lane

The Queensland Resources Council is very disappointed the Palaszczuk Government has announced today its intentions to ban underground coal gasification immediately, with no consultation.

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Feeding the World – international Resources Company K+S is Part of the Solution

No human right is violated as frequently as the right to food. That almost 800 million people worldwide still do not have enough to eat is one of the greatest scandals of our time. The struggle against hunger is making progress but given the growth in the world’s population, climate change and other challenges, it must be waged even more efficiently in the future. K+S offers solutions in this regard and with its offering of numerous plant nutrients, makes a contribution to achieving higher yields from the limited agricultural land available worldwide.

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Addendum Announcement from Saudi Arabian Mining Company related to the Prices of Energy Products and Electricity Tarrifs

Further to the company announcement on Tadawul website on 18/03/1437H (corresponding to 29/12/2015G) the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) announces that the expected financial impact as a result of the amendment of the energy prices and electricity tariffs would be a decrease in the company consolidated net income of around 120 million Saudi riyals, the company expects the results of these amendment to show in 2016 financial results.

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Coal delivers, Infrastructure Funding languishes

Statement by QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche

Treasurer Curtis Pitt’s mid-year fiscal and economic review confirms that Queensland’s coal industry continues to deliver royalty revenue to fund essential government services. Treasury is now expecting an increase in royalties from coal in 2015-16, compared to estimates at the time of the state budget, and over the four years of the forward estimates, coal is expected to deliver $8.3 billion in royalties, unchanged from budget estimates.

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