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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Victoria set to host Australia's biggest wind farm – 800MW

Victoria set to host Australia’s biggest wind farm – 800MW

WestWind Energy submits plans for $1.7bn, 231 turbine Golden Plains Wind Farm – also potentially largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Five new companies selected for EnergyLab Acceleration Program

Five new companies selected for EnergyLab Acceleration Program

Start-ups specialising in EV support, energy efficiency for homes and businesses, and the efficient roll-out of solar PV selected among 5 new participants in 12-month clean energy “incubator” program.

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Australian EV market hots up as Renault promises ZOE and Kangoo

Australian EV market hots up as Renault promises ZOE and Kangoo

Renault to offer its fully electric ZOE “supermini” EV and Kangoo minivan for sale on Australian market in “couple of months.”

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Australia needs 75% renewables by 2030 to meet Paris targets, cut costs

Australia needs 75% renewables by 2030 to meet Paris targets, cut costs

Report shows least cost way to meet Paris climate goals and cut emissions is to fast-track Australia’s transition to renewable energy.

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Consumers see solar and battery storage as key to cutting bills

Consumers see solar and battery storage as key to cutting bills

Poll reveals batteries could soon be as “common as dishwashers” in Australian homes, in race to cut power bills with solar and storage.

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Tasmania ups quest to become renewable energy "battery of Australia"

Tasmania ups quest to become renewable energy “battery of Australia”

ARENA tips $2.5m into feasibility studies for doubling of Tasmania hydro capacity and developing 2.5GW of pumped hydro storage.

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Victoria renewable target passes lower house – but Coalition vows to kill it

Victoria renewable target passes lower house – but Coalition vows to kill it

Victoria’s renewable energy target of 40% by 2025 has passed the lower house – but the state opposition has vowed to kill it if they get into power.

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Origin Energy trials solar trading with blockchain start-up Power Ledger

Origin Energy trials solar trading with blockchain start-up Power Ledger

Origin Energy will trial peer-to-peer solar energy trading using the blockchain-based platform of Perth start-up Power Ledger.

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Solar sedan and sports coupe in race across Australia – and to commercial market

Solar sedan and sports coupe in race across Australia – and to commercial market

A UNSW-built “solar sedan” is taking on a Brisbane-built solar sports coupe in a race across Australia – and to drive as registered vehicles on Australian roads.

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Battery ban off the table after industry roundtable "consensus"

Battery ban off the table after industry roundtable “consensus”

Standards Australia says industry roundtable has broadly agreed to “review” proposed rule banning li-ion batteries from being installed inside homes and garages. But rifts emerge in industry.

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Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Western Power pilot shows stand-alone solar + battery + diesel systems 15 times more reliable than grid, and could save $300 million in avoided network upgrade costs – but only if rules are change changed to allow the systems to be rolled out.