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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Meridian delivers 131MW Ballarat wind farm, with message for Abbott

Meridian delivers 131MW Ballarat wind farm, with message for Abbott

NZ wind farm developer says successful delivery of 131MW Mt Mercer wind farm near Ballarat shows current RET is ‘clearly achievable.’

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World's largest tidal energy plant gets go-ahead for construction

World’s largest tidal energy plant gets go-ahead for construction

Australian-founded Atlantis Resources says construction of its 400MW MeyGen project in UK – the world’s largest tidal energy plant – to begin next month.

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The year that was: RenewEconomy's top 20 stories of 2014

The year that was: RenewEconomy’s top 20 stories of 2014

From India’s ‘saffron revolution’ to SA’s day of 100% renewables, to energy storage and Tony Abbott’s cuddle with coal. It’s our most read stories of 2014.

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Abbott's Direct Action won't deliver even modest cuts, authority warns

Abbott’s Direct Action won’t deliver even modest cuts, authority warns

CCA says Coalition’s ‘climate toolbox’ seriously lacking, and use of expanded Carbon Farming Initiative as primary policy won’t deliver even 5% target.

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Algae.Tec fundraising to help deliver algae fuel pilot plant in India

Algae.Tec fundraising to help deliver algae fuel pilot plant in India

Biofuel tech company Algae.Tec reveals plans to raise $2.4m towards speeding up the development of an algae pilot plant in India.

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Abbott loses anti-climate ally as Harper flags carbon price rethink

Abbott loses anti-climate ally as Harper flags carbon price rethink

As PM Abbott declares axing carbon price his magnum opus, Canadian PM Stephen Harper says he’s open to introducing such a policy mechanism Canada-wide.

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ADF looks to solar, wind to power NT Bathurst Island

ADF looks to solar, wind to power NT Bathurst Island

Dept of Defence launches request for tender to design, install renewable energy system to replace diesel generation on Bathurst Island, north of Darwin.

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Vic Labor confirms VEET efficiency scheme will stay

Vic Labor confirms VEET efficiency scheme will stay

Victoria’s newly elected Labor government to retain state’s key energy efficiency scheme, VEET, which was to be scrapped under the Coalition.

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Coalition's first Solar Towns grants awarded in Tasmania

Coalition’s first Solar Towns grants awarded in Tasmania

Coalition’s first Solar Towns grants awarded to eight Tasmanian communities, for just over $150,000 worth of solar PV, hot water or heat pumps.

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Tag Pacific to build Australia's largest grid-connected energy storage system

Tag Pacific to build Australia’s largest grid-connected energy storage system

Tag Pacific’s MPower to deliver 800kWh grid-connected energy storage system alongside solar PV plant in Queensland.

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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.