Geothermal power plans for Qld  

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The ABC has a report on more interest in geothermal energy in Queensland - Geothermal power plans for Qld.

A Brisbane-based company wants to build a geothermal power plant in Queensland's north-west, which it says would be of national significance.

Clean Energy Australasia is planning a pilot plant south of the Cannington mine near Mount Isa. If it is successful the company says other geothermal power stations could follow in western Queensland, generating hundreds of jobs.

The managing director, Joe Reichman, says the initial pilot plant could make the region a powerhouse of the state. "We can potentially grow 500 megawatts by around 2020 and that we believe would set aside the entire baseload power needs of all the mining in the Mount Isa region," he said.

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