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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Hockey's wind offensive risks billions in investment – in his own electorate

Hockey’s wind offensive risks billions in investment – in his own electorate

RET Review submission by NSW renewables company Epuron points out why Joe Hockey’s ‘utterly offensive’ wind turbine comments were particularly out of line.

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Lord Howe Island aims for 70% wind, solar and storage

Lord Howe Island aims for 70% wind, solar and storage

Lord Howe Island aims to displace 70% of diesel generation with 1MW hybrid renewables system combining solar, wind and storage, and introduces solar leasing plan.

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Consumer guide to rooftop solar launched by CEC

Consumer guide to rooftop solar launched by CEC

Clean Energy Council launches free consumer guide to installing rooftop solar, to help customers avoid pitfalls and get system best suited to needs.

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IKEA to install record 990kW rooftop solar system at NSW store

IKEA to install record 990kW rooftop solar system at NSW store

Construction begins on largest single rooftop solar PV system in Australia, with installation of 990kWp array at the IKEA in Tempe, NSW.

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Standard & Poor's warns 'King Coal' will lose crown, assets at risk

Standard & Poor’s warns ‘King Coal’ will lose crown, assets at risk

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services becomes latest market heavyweight to warn that coal assets will end up stranded in a carbon constrained world.

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Carnegie Wave joins CSIRO wave energy study

Carnegie Wave joins CSIRO wave energy study

Carnegie Wave lends its technology and experience to ARENA-funded CSIRO wave mapping and resource development project.

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Napthine delivers small win for wind energy in Victoria

Napthine delivers small win for wind energy in Victoria

Victorian planning law amendment marks small win for Australia’s wind energy industry. And in NSW, Maurice Newman has the wind put up him.

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Algae.Tec wins vote of confidence from Indian pilot partner

Algae.Tec wins vote of confidence from Indian pilot partner

Algae.Tec wins huge vote of confidence from Indian pilot project partner, with conversion of nearly $30 million worth of shares at twice market price.

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Alice Springs solar tracking plant to quadruple in size to 4.1MW

Alice Springs solar tracking plant to quadruple in size to 4.1MW

CEFC invests $13m to fund 3.1MW expansion of NT 1MW Uterne solar PV tracking plant – one of Southern Hemisphere’s largest.

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Major beef processor turns to biogas to halve power bills

Major beef processor turns to biogas to halve power bills

CEFC co-finances development of biodigester and biogas plant at one of Australia’s largest meat processors, that will halve its electricity bills.

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Could solar households be penalised by carbon price repeal?

Could solar households be penalised by carbon price repeal?

Concern mounts that Australia’s one million-plus solar households could face a financial hit from rushed through PUP amendment to the Carbon Repeal Bill.