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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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CEFC backs waste management sector with $90m Cleanaway loan

CEFC backs waste management sector with $90m Cleanaway loan

CEFC extends $90m corporate loan to Cleanaway, its first major transaction with a leading Australian waste management company.

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New Nissan LEAF electric vehicle to be unveiled early September

New Nissan LEAF electric vehicle to be unveiled early September

Nissan says its next-gen model LEAF – still the world’s most sold all-electric vehicle – will be unveiled September 9.

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AEMC backs down on rooftop "solar tax" proposal

AEMC backs down on rooftop “solar tax” proposal

Energy market rule maker backs down on proposal to charge solar households to export excess PV generation back to the grid.

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"Unaccredited" rooftop solar installer nabbed by Clean Energy Regulator

“Unaccredited” rooftop solar installer nabbed by Clean Energy Regulator

Clean Energy Regulator continues rooftop solar crack-down, this time taking action against “unaccredited” individual installer.

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Genex solar + pumped hydro project clears another hurdle

Genex solar + pumped hydro project clears another hurdle

Genex signs agreement to connect its Kidston Renewable Energy Hub to the grid, taking the project one step closer to completion.

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Windlab's 1200MW Kennedy Energy Park set for construction, after IPO windfall

Windlab’s 1200MW Kennedy Energy Park set for construction, after IPO windfall

CSIRO spin-off raises $50m in IPO, taking its world-leading wind, solar, storage project in Queensland closer to financial close.

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Australian wind delivers more record low prices, as private sector piles in

Australian wind delivers more record low prices, as private sector piles in

AGL Energy secures PPA of below $60/MWh for 453MW Coopers Gap Wind Farm, to be built in Queensland by 2019 after reaching financial close Thursday. AGL chief says deal signals private sector’s readiness to invest in Australian renewables – but warns policy certainty still vital.

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CEFC backs IoT tech to help consumers control energy use, costs

CEFC backs IoT tech to help consumers control energy use, costs

Clean Energy Finance Corporation makes two new investments in companies focused on one of the easiest ways to reduce consumer power bills.

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Tasmania talks up renewables, ignores battery storage, gets stuck on gas

Tasmania talks up renewables, ignores battery storage, gets stuck on gas

Tasmanian Energy Security report reasserts the importance of more diverse renewable energy supply. But ignores battery storage.

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Warnings of energy storage market chaos, as industry unites against home battery ban

Warnings of energy storage market chaos, as industry unites against home battery ban

Australian energy storage industry registers thousands of protests against Standards Australia’s proposed home battery ban. Industry body says if draft adopted, the energy storage industry in Australia and globally will be “thrown into chaos.”

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Origin rides high power price wave – but says it has to stop

Origin rides high power price wave – but says it has to stop

Origin results show its retail division made the most of a “transitioning energy market.” But CEO says further power price rises “bad for everyone.”