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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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EVs powered by renewables to qualify for carbon credits

EVs powered by renewables to qualify for carbon credits

Electric vehicles charged by renewable energy will qualify for carbon credits under amendments to Clean Development Mechanism, the only global carbon market.

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South Africa doubles down on renewables with plans for 6.3GW auction

South Africa doubles down on renewables with plans for 6.3GW auction

South Africa plans to contract another 6.3GW of renewable energy capacity as it ‘pulls out all the stops’ to meet its energy challenge. Australia, take note.

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AEMC project to investigate energy storage impact on grid

AEMC project to investigate energy storage impact on grid

Australian Energy Market Commission has asked CSIRO to investigate potential impact of distributed energy storage on national grid – and how to manage it.

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Qld coal port expansion ranked world's 3rd most controversial project

Qld coal port expansion ranked world’s 3rd most controversial project

Queensland’s Abbot Point coal port ranked as world’s 3rd most controversial project in 2014, alongside 2022 World Cup, some mines, and some tourist resorts.

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Canada's climate divide: provinces push to price carbon as tour operators cash in on warming

Canada’s climate divide: provinces push to price carbon as tour operators cash in on warming

Nine of Canada’s 13 premiers call for stronger climate change measures, as shipping operators celebrate an Arctic route they know shouldn’t be able to navigate.

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Carnegie eyes wave energy deals on Easter, Robinson Crusoe islands

Carnegie eyes wave energy deals on Easter, Robinson Crusoe islands

Carnegie Wave Energy in deal to develop projects in Chile and Peru, including power and desalinated water for the Easter and Robinson Crusoe islands.

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Samoa adds second wind farm in bid to reach 100% renewables

Samoa adds second wind farm in bid to reach 100% renewables

Samoan network operator in deal to build nation’s second wind farm and hydro energy storage, in effort to meet government’s goal of 100% renewable energy generation.

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Faroe Islands to get Europe's first wind-connected battery storage system

Faroe Islands to get Europe’s first wind-connected battery storage system

Europe’s first commercial wind-connected energy storage – a 2.3MW li-ion battery system – to be added to Faroe Islands’ 12MW wind farm, to stabilise grid.

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Renewables can weather any oil price changes: BNEF Summit

Renewables can weather any oil price changes: BNEF Summit

Abu Dhabi energy executive says Mid-East appetite for renewables booming, as falling costs mean solar and wind can ‘weather any changes in oil prices.’

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Anti-wind Senators compare turbines to tobacco, pink bats

Anti-wind Senators compare turbines to tobacco, pink bats

Attack on wind worsens as senators leading inquiry compare wind industry testimony to that of Big Tobacco, describe turbines as ‘Pink Batts in the air’.

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Melbourne tyre recycler Australia's first finalist in top global innovation awards

Melbourne tyre recycler Australia’s first finalist in top global innovation awards

Edison Awards names Australian start-up as a finalist, for its innovative technology that converts converts old tyres into saleable carbon, oil and steel.