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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Ergon takes steps to manage booming rooftop solar uptake

Ergon takes steps to manage booming rooftop solar uptake

UPDATED: Regional Queensland network operator rolls out technology to allow more rooftop solar power to be exported to the grid, without disrupting supply.

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ACT won't back NEG in current form, despite intense pressure

ACT won’t back NEG in current form, despite intense pressure

ACT energy minister Shane Rattenbury says Territory under “enormous pressure” to agree to NEG, but that won’t be happening in the policy’s current form.

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Battery recycling could generate billion-dollar industry for Australia, push down prices

Battery recycling could generate billion-dollar industry for Australia, push down prices

CSIRO report says Australia could lead world in re-use and recycling of lithium-ion batteries, generating potential billion-dollar industry, and helping to push down costs of EVs and battery storage.

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Australia has 35GW of solar farms in development pipeline

Australia has 35GW of solar farms in development pipeline

After a record 2017, there is now more than 1900MW of solar PV farms under construction across Australia, and 35GW in various stages of development.

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Ireland votes to divest from fossil fuels within 5 years

Ireland votes to divest from fossil fuels within 5 years

Ireland becomes world’s first nation to legislate to divest completely from fossil fuels, after passage of bill compelling €8.9bn Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to withdraw all money invested in oil, gas and coal.

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Spain nears 50% renewables for first half 2018, led by wind power

Spain nears 50% renewables for first half 2018, led by wind power

Wind, hydro and solar combined to supply 45.8% of Spain’s electricity demand in first six months of 2018.

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Redflow ships "biggest" battery order for Fiji digital TV roll-out

Redflow ships “biggest” battery order for Fiji digital TV roll-out

Australian energy storage company ships largest-ever order of zinc-bromine flow batteries, to provide energy storage for Fiji’s new digital television network.

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Two new big solar farms to begin construction in NSW "in coming weeks"

Two new big solar farms to begin construction in NSW “in coming weeks”

Developers confirm works set to begin on first of two new solar farms in NSW, totalling more than 460MW of large-scale PV capacity.

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Tasmania's Granville Harbour wind farm reaches financial close

Tasmania’s Granville Harbour wind farm reaches financial close

A 112MW wind farm that will deliver a one-third increase to Tasmania’s wind power capacity has reached financial close, after an investment from the CEFC.

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DP Energy gets OK to build 1.1GW wind, solar and storage in SA

DP Energy gets OK to build 1.1GW wind, solar and storage in SA

DP Energy wins approval for Stage 2 of 1.1GW hybrid renewables park, which will offer most services of traditional fossil fuel power stations.

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Tesla inks China giga-factory deal, targets 500,000 EVs a year

Tesla inks China giga-factory deal, targets 500,000 EVs a year

Tesla signs MOU to build EV plant in Shanghai, which will be producing 500,000 cars a year within five years’ time.