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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Bombora launches trial of wave energy converter technology in Perth

Bombora launches trial of wave energy converter technology in Perth

Perth company launches first real-world trial of its WA-made, low-cost wave energy technology, ahead of plans to develop a commercial-scale prototype.

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Carnegie to assess wave energy potential for Seychelles

Carnegie to assess wave energy potential for Seychelles

Carnegie Wave Energy targets remote islands, in new MoU with Seychelles to assess potential for its grid-connected CETO technology.

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So, Oprah bought a Tesla

So, Oprah bought a Tesla

Oprah Winfrey has become the latest big name to buy a Tesla Model S. Will sales of the prestige EV now experience the ‘Oprah bump’?

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Darwin-made, outback-tested energy storage system to be used in remote Africa

Darwin-made, outback-tested energy storage system to be used in remote Africa

A fly-wheel based energy storage system designed by ABB in Darwin, and successfully used to smooth solar supply in remote WA, will be used to smooth wind generation on a Kenya hybrid microgrid.

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Carmichael coal mine deeper in doubt as NAB, LG walk away

Carmichael coal mine deeper in doubt as NAB, LG walk away

National Australia Bank becomes 14th global bank to rule out funding Queensland coal mine ‘that would dwarf Paris’; LG says it won’t buy the coal.

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Queensland's Energex passes 1GW mark for rooftop solar

Queensland’s Energex passes 1GW mark for rooftop solar

South-east Queensland’s Energex network now has more than 1GW of installed rooftop solar, with 2,319 new systems added in August.

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Why Chile could aim for 100% renewable - and what Australia can learn from it

Why Chile could aim for 100% renewable – and what Australia can learn from it

Chile’s is going big on solar and wind, and could reap huge benefits from 100% renewables – particularly their mining industry. Meanwhile, in Australia…

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Why some customers could be better off with no solar feed in tariff

Why some customers could be better off with no solar feed in tariff

IPART says beware of retailers offering high solar tariffs – some customers might be better off going with retailer that offers no tariff because of other not-so-hidden charges.

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Qld govt steps in to protect 130MW solar project, cutting short legal challenge

Qld govt steps in to protect 130MW solar project, cutting short legal challenge

Queensland planning minister has called in development of a 130MW solar farm in state’s north, intervening against a legal challenge by local sugar farmers.

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Australia's first fossil fuel free stock exchange index launched

Australia’s first fossil fuel free stock exchange index launched

Low-carbon investment made easy with launch of Australia’s first Fossil Free Index, alongside Australia Sustainable Leaders Index.

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Queensland to play catch up on renewables - wants to match South Australia

Queensland to play catch up on renewables – wants to match South Australia

Qld energy minister says state will facilitate demand for rooftop solar + storage, use reverse auctions to boost large-scale renewables.