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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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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.”

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Origin to add "a Hazelwood" of renewables by 2020, but says CET remains "critical"

Origin to add “a Hazelwood” of renewables by 2020, but says CET remains “critical”

Despite an upbeat renewables outlook, Origin Energy CEO says the market is not out of the woods yet, and that for investment to keep up momentum, policy stability remains at a premium, and the introduction of a Clean Energy Target is critical.

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Coal communities lead march to clean energy

Coal communities lead march to clean energy

Port Augusta becomes latest Australian coal hub to embrace renewables – and just as well, considering new data on coal plant pollution.

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How solar tower and storage won on costs

How solar tower and storage won on costs

SolarReserve says its winning solar tower and molten salt storage project can deliver dispatchable, renewable power at just $78/MWh. Why so low?

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Coal rift? Coalition sends mixed message on new coal power

Coal rift? Coalition sends mixed message on new coal power

Federal treasurer says cheap new coal power a “myth”, federal energy minister says it must be considered – even if the market disagrees.