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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Solar juggernaut marches on as costs continue to fall

Solar juggernaut marches on as costs continue to fall

Deutsch Bank becomes latest to revise up its near-term global solar forecast, off the back of further reduction in costs and a potential post-Trump “gold rush” in the US market.

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Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

UK goes without coal power for 24 hours; a first since start of industrial revolution, but set to become “more and more common.”

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Macquarie bets big on renewables with purchase of UK green bank

Macquarie bets big on renewables with purchase of UK green bank

Australia’s Macquarie Group wins bid to buy Britain’s Green Investment Bank, handing it more than $A6.8bn of green infrastructure assets and projects.

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Tesla adds energy monitoring to mobile app ahead of Powerwall 2 delivery

Tesla adds energy monitoring to mobile app ahead of Powerwall 2 delivery

Tesla mobile app update allows Powerwall owners to monitor and manage their solar and battery storage “power flow”.

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Queensland wants "huge renewables hub" built near major coal port

Queensland wants “huge renewables hub” built near major coal port

Queensland government calls for expressions of interest to develop up to 450MW of large-scale solar, wind or biofuels near Gladstone coal port.

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More gas in electricity market will sting consumers, drive up emissions

More gas in electricity market will sting consumers, drive up emissions

Climate Council says weaning Australia from coal via increased reliance on gas won’t cut emissions, will push up power prices.

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Construction underway on Victoria's 132MW Mt Gellibrand wind farm

Construction underway on Victoria’s 132MW Mt Gellibrand wind farm

Acciona Energy breaks ground on Mt Gellibrand wind farm, a $258m project that was fast-tracked after winning a Victorian government tender.

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Ararat Wind Farm fully commissioned, supplying power to Victoria and ACT

Ararat Wind Farm fully commissioned, supplying power to Victoria and ACT

240MW Ararat Wind Farm now operating at full capacity, powering 120,000 homes – 37,000 of them in Canberra.

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Backing new coal power like "defibrillating a corpse"

Backing new coal power like “defibrillating a corpse”

Rocky Mountain Institute’s Amory Lovins says attempts to reboot coal and nuclear power like defibrillating a corpse: “it will jump but won’t revive.”

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Innovation: Nano-Nouvelle battery boosting technology one step closer to market

Innovation: Nano-Nouvelle battery boosting technology one step closer to market

Nano-Nouvelle says lithium-ion battery boosting technology is ready for use on commercial battery production lines.

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Australian coal? India’s biggest city could source half its needs with solar

Australian coal? India’s biggest city could source half its needs with solar

While Turnbull pedals Australian coal as a solution to India’s electrification problems, study finds Mumbai could source half its peak power needs from rooftop solar.