Mining giant Glencore has managed to keep its name more or less out of the news that the government has backed a proposal for a new coal-fired power plant in northern Queensland.

Which is interesting, given the company has been lobbying for a new “high efficiency, low emissions” (HELE) plant in Australia for some time now. 

But Inq can reveal that the multinational is hoping to develop a coal supply agreement with Shine Energy, the company behind the recently announced $4 million government-backed feasibility study into the new plant in Collinsville.