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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Queensland court rejects climate appeal against Galilee coal mine

Queensland court rejects climate appeal against Galilee coal mine

Qld Court of Appeal sides against climate and with Rinehart, state govt, who argue coal from other mines would substitute environmental damage of Alpha if it didn’t go ahead.

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Australian technologies tapped for global solar diplomacy project

Australian technologies tapped for global solar diplomacy project

Solar Analytics, Wattwatchers lend technology and expertise to international effort to install smart solar on world leaders’ rooftops.

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Video of the Day: World's first manned solar helicopter flight

Video of the Day: World’s first manned solar helicopter flight

University of Maryland students say they have achieved an aviation first, getting their manned, solar powered helicopter off the ground.

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Australia could, should make wind turbines, says Suzlon chief

Australia could, should make wind turbines, says Suzlon chief

Suzlon Energy’s Tulsi Tanti says making wind turbines in Australia would be a “win-win”, but market must first demonstrate stability, growth.

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World at tipping point, Australia at tripping point, on energy transition

World at tipping point, Australia at tripping point, on energy transition

WEC report says stable renewables policies supported by clear carbon price signals remain crucial as world passes tipping point of “grand energy transition”. Meanwhile, in Australia…

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Could jet fuel grow on trees? ANU finds promise in Australian gum-leaf

Could jet fuel grow on trees? ANU finds promise in Australian gum-leaf

Eucalyptus oils from certain gum tree species could be refined to make high energy jet fuel, an ANU study has found.

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A cup of tea with your solar plant?

A cup of tea with your solar plant?

Sun Brilliance wants its solar plant to become a visitor complex for weddings, parties … and a nice cuppa tea. Now, why didn’t coal fired power stations think of that?

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City of Port Phillip adds 172kW rooftop solar at St Kilda HQ

City of Port Phillip adds 172kW rooftop solar at St Kilda HQ

City of Port Phillip to save $44,000/year on electricity costs with installation of 172kW solar on the roof of St Kilda Town Hall.

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New solar glut could push solar module prices as low as 30c/watt

New solar glut could push solar module prices as low as 30c/watt

BNEF analyst Ethan Zindler says world on verge of substantial solar PV oversupply; bad news for manufacturers, good news for installers, end-users – and Australia.

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A small win for rooftop solar as Victorian regulator outlines fairer tariffs

A small win for rooftop solar as Victorian regulator outlines fairer tariffs

Victoria regulator makes landmark decision on solar feed in tariffs that could have implications for other states. But does it go far enough?

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NSW community solar "bulk buy" aims to put 1MW on local homes, business

NSW community solar “bulk buy” aims to put 1MW on local homes, business

New community solar investment round to be launched in NSW, with aim of installing 1MW of solar on homes and businesses in the state’s north-west slopes region.