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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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UNSW turns to crowd-funding to develop hydrogen energy breakthrough

UNSW turns to crowd-funding to develop hydrogen energy breakthrough

UNSW calls on people and business to fund potentially game-changing hydrogen energy storage breakthrough.

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Australian fossil fuel subsidies put at $47bn, as RET wrestle continues

Australian fossil fuel subsidies put at $47bn, as RET wrestle continues

Australia’s fossil fuels sector will get $47bn in subsidies over next 4 years, report suggests. This, as Abbott government dug in over cuts to RET.

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CEC splits solar and policy conferences, joins with All Energy

CEC splits solar and policy conferences, joins with All Energy

New deal merges Clean Energy Council annual solar conference with All-Energy Australia, to deliver the country’s largest clean energy event in 2015.

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Tony Abbott's Christmas surprise – solar panels from priests

Tony Abbott’s Christmas surprise – solar panels from priests

UPDATE: A crowd-funded solar system for Kirribilli House has been delivered to the PM – a Christmas gift with a message from Sydney church leaders.

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Carnegie Wave set to install 2nd CETO 5 unit, connect to grid

Carnegie Wave set to install 2nd CETO 5 unit, connect to grid

Carnegie Wave Energy to install second CETO 5 generating unit in seas south of Perth, as approval granted to connect to local grid.

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Clouds gather over coal market as Treasury predicts price 'flatline'

Clouds gather over coal market as Treasury predicts price ‘flatline’

Treasury forecast that thermal coal prices will flat-line well below market expectations by mid-2016 offers further caution against fossil fuel investment.

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Sunswift campaign raises $30k in 10 days to get solar EV on road

Sunswift campaign raises $30k in 10 days to get solar EV on road

Crowd-funding campaign to get UNSW solar electric car registered for use on Australian roads beats target of $30,000 in just 10 days.

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RET uncertainty sees largest untapped hydro project dumped

RET uncertainty sees largest untapped hydro project dumped

NZ gentailer Meridian Energy says it won’t go ahead with 37MW Burdekin Hydro project in Northern Queensland due to protracted destabilisation of the RET.

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'Hydrogen Highway' touted as Hyundai fuel cell EV arrives in Australia

‘Hydrogen Highway’ touted as Hyundai fuel cell EV arrives in Australia

Hyundai ix35 hydrogen fuel cell EV arrives in Australia, with visions of solar refuelling stations and ‘Hydrogen Highways’.

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Sundrop bucks RET investment drought with $100m KKR deal

Sundrop bucks RET investment drought with $100m KKR deal

Amid warnings RET impasse is costing Australian renewables sector $400-500m a year, CEFC-backed Sundrop Farms snags $100m deal with US investment giant KKR.

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SA distributor predicts huge household solar, storage uptake

SA distributor predicts huge household solar, storage uptake

SA Power Networks predicts consumer-driven energy revolution will see more than half all SA houses with rooftop solar and 30% with energy storage by 2025. By 2040, those numbers increase dramatically and only a few will depend entirely on the grid.