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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Adani mega-coal mine proposal an 'economic basket case': Qld Treasury

Adani mega-coal mine proposal an ‘economic basket case': Qld Treasury

Documents uncovered through FOI show Qld Treasury flagged Adani’s Australian mega-coal mine proposal as a huge investment risk.

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Broken Hill Solar Plant reaches half-way mark

Broken Hill Solar Plant reaches half-way mark

53MW Broken Hill Solar Plant is on track to be fully operational by end-2015, with half its 650,000 PV modules now installed.

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Construction of Victoria's first wave power unit completed

Construction of Victoria’s first wave power unit completed

BioPower Systems’ Australian-made bioWAVE under-sea wave power unit ready for November installation at Victoria’s first wave power project.

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Volkswagen uses wind turbines to help sell e-Golf – didn't get Abbott's memo

Volkswagen uses wind turbines to help sell e-Golf – didn’t get Abbott’s memo

What was Volkswagen thinking when it cast offshore wind turbines to star in the advertising campaign for its all electric Golf?

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Cost of solar + battery storage: AEMO's state-by-state payback predictions

Cost of solar + battery storage: AEMO’s state-by-state payback predictions

Which states offer quickest payback for homes adding solar + storage? AEMO crunched the numbers to get some interesting findings.

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Victorian solar project to create 'perpetual' fund for community renewables

Victorian solar project to create ‘perpetual’ fund for community renewables

Tender launched to install 30kW solar system at former Woodend timber mill, use funds generated to reinvest in more solar, or ‘perpetual fund’ for community renewables.

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Electric vehicles to have 'negligible' impact on grid, says AEMO – even in 2035

Electric vehicles to have ‘negligible’ impact on grid, says AEMO – even in 2035

AEMO says electric vehicle impact on grid to be ‘negligible’ in next 20 years, with minimal uptake due to lack of incentives, infrastructure.

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Infigen Energy to sell US solar project pipeline

Infigen Energy to sell US solar project pipeline

Infigen Energy will offload its US solar development pipeline, after agreeing to sell it to an unnamed global solar company for $US37.9 million.

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Infigen, Swiss Re design "risk hedge" to compensate when wind doesn't blow

Infigen, Swiss Re design “risk hedge” to compensate when wind doesn’t blow

Infigen Energy, Swiss Re co-develop wind risk hedge to increase revenue certainty and better manage Australian resource variability.

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Origin awarded solar contract for Royal Mint, with 15-year PPA

Origin awarded solar contract for Royal Mint, with 15-year PPA

Origin Energy wins contract to install, own, operate and maintain rooftop solar system for Royal Australian Mint, with a 15-year power purchase agreement.

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Qld battery tech company raises $3.7m, attracts 'guru' investors

Qld battery tech company raises $3.7m, attracts ‘guru’ investors

Queensland’s Nano-Nouvelle attracts $3.7m in funding for new technology that allows batteries to charge faster and last longer.