Newly established company Mid West Energy is ramping up offtake talks for its planned 200 megawatt Perenjori solar thermal project with iron ore miners and other potential customers in the Mid West region.
It's not all bad news for the resources sector with the federal government proposing to implement a resource exploration rebate that will take the place of the promised flow through share scheme for explorers.
Miners and lobby groups have responded furiously to the federal government's intention to introduce a new resource super tax with BHP Billiton chief Marius Kloppers saying it will impact the future wealth of all Australians.
Woodside Petroleum chief Don Voelte is feeling like the "cat that ate the canary" over the company's progress with its suite of upcoming projects and has laid out his wish list of operations he wants to tick off before his time is up.
Premier Colin Barnett has stood by his decision to force the resignation of Troy Buswell after the former treasurer today reversed his position, claiming he had not abused parliamentary entitlements during his affair with Greens MP Adele Carles.
Western Australia's economic recovery is tipped to be in full swing next year as the state prepares to carve out a steadily larger share of the country's population and economy, an economic forecast says.
An experienced blue-chip board that includes former Wesfarmers finance director Gene Tilbrook and Shell Australia chairman Russell Caplan has been named to prepare Queensland-based QR National for its ASX listing.