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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Huge, $800m bio-energy project in Queensland gets boost from ARENA grant

Huge, $800m bio-energy project in Queensland gets boost from ARENA grant

ARENA puts $3m towards development of proposed energy self-sufficient bio-energy plant in north Queensland that would be Australia’s largest.

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South Australia says national grid holding back renewables

South Australia says national grid holding back renewables

SA environment minister says outdated grid and “straitjacket NEM” is greatest hurdle to the rapid and efficient growth of renewable energy generation.

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Home battery storage installation guidelines released by CEC

Home battery storage installation guidelines released by CEC

New CEC battery storage installation guidelines address consumer concerns, help installers comply with safety standards.

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CSIRO's cactus-like fuel cell technology could be boon for EVs

CSIRO’s cactus-like fuel cell technology could be boon for EVs

A cactus-inspired twist on fuel cell technology co-developed by the CSIRO can improve their efficiency by a factor of four.

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Australia large-scale solar costs tipped to reach $80/MWh this year

Australia large-scale solar costs tipped to reach $80/MWh this year

Australia should be bringing costs of large scale solar down to around $80/MWh, and that could even happen this year, says one expert.

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Greens climate policy calls for immediate ban on new gas, coal projects

Greens climate policy calls for immediate ban on new gas, coal projects

Greens unveil plan to wean Australian electricity network off coal, including immediate ban on new coal and gas projects, and a tax on coal exports.

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Construction begins on Australia's biggest council-owned solar farm

Construction begins on Australia’s biggest council-owned solar farm

Development of Sunshine Coast Council’s 15MW Valdora Solar Farm underway, which will offset all of the council’s energy needs.

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Shutting Australia's dirtiest coal plant would have "negligible" impact on power prices: RepuTex

Shutting Australia’s dirtiest coal plant would have “negligible” impact on power prices: RepuTex

Study finds closing Australia’s biggest brown coal power plant as soon as 2017/18 would have “negligible” effect on electricity prices, while addressing the nation’s emissions task and oversupply of capacity in the NEM.

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Bombora Wave Power edges closer to 60MW Portugal project

Bombora Wave Power edges closer to 60MW Portugal project

WA-based Bombora Wave Power raises $8m as part of plan to build 60MW project off Portugal coast and predictions wave energy will match other renewables on costs within 5 years.

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New Tesla EV store, showroom to open in Sydney

New Tesla EV store, showroom to open in Sydney

US electric vehicle maker names Sydney’s Martin Place as the location for Australia’s first stand-alone Tesla store and showroom, set to open later this year.

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Rooftop solar on every Australian household "no issue at all" for grid

Rooftop solar on every Australian household “no issue at all” for grid

Leading solar researcher says argument that certain parts of Australian grid can handle limited amounts of rooftop solar is “BS”.