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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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AGL tests household energy trading using blockchain in Melbourne pilot

AGL tests household energy trading using blockchain in Melbourne pilot

AGL-led, ARENA-backed pilot to test P2P energy trading between households using blockchain technology.

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German battery giant Sonnen teams with Australian solar tile maker to take on Tesla

German battery giant Sonnen teams with Australian solar tile maker to take on Tesla

German battery maker Sonnen in new partnership with Australian roofing company that is set to launch its own integrated solar tile.

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Australia's first P2P green loan platform launched with CEFC backing

Australia’s first P2P green loan platform launched with CEFC backing

Australia’s first peer-to-peer green lending platform launched, with $20m cornerstone investment from CEFC.

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Video: Wind, solar cheaper than coal and gas, so let's get on with it

Video: Wind, solar cheaper than coal and gas, so let’s get on with it

ARENA CEO tells Senate Committee new wind and solar power generation is already, on average, cheaper than existing fossil fuel generation on the NEM.

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Autonomous vehicle trials to ramp up as national guidelines published

Autonomous vehicle trials to ramp up as national guidelines published

National Transport Commission (NTC) and Austroads publish national guidelines to support Australian autonomous vehicle trials.

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Clean Energy Seed Fund raises $26m – a "vote of confidence" in sector

Clean Energy Seed Fund raises $26m – a “vote of confidence” in sector

Clean Energy Innovation Fund completes $26m capital raising, easily surpassing its $20 million target with help from some big investors.

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How many Teslas does it take to black out an apartment block?

How many Teslas does it take to black out an apartment block?

City of Sydney backs study by local start-up, Wattblock, into how Australia’s apartment buildings will accommodate – and power – mass EV uptake.

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Electric vehicles: Big energy join big auto to drive Aus EV uptake

Electric vehicles: Big energy join big auto to drive Aus EV uptake

AGL Energy, Trasngrid among energy majors to join auto companies and others to form Electric Vehicle Council, as pressure mounts for better policy support for EV uptake.

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Rooftop solar: Sydney and other CBDs have barely tapped 'solar goldmines'

Rooftop solar: Sydney and other CBDs have barely tapped ‘solar goldmines’

Sydney’s CBD has huge untapped rooftop solar potential that could save businesses and homes $70m a year on power costs, according to new study that has lessons for all Australia’s capital cities.

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World's biggest wind turbines now generating power off UK coast

World’s biggest wind turbines now generating power off UK coast

Thirty-two of the world’s largest wind turbines are up and generating power in new offshore wind project off the UK coast.

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Boosting gas production a "false solution" to confected crisis: report

Boosting gas production a “false solution” to confected crisis: report

Push to unlock more of Australia’s unconventional gas resources and build massive pipelines has been labelled a “false solution” to a non-existent problem.