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Articles by Jonathan Gifford

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Autonomous vehicle developer opens Adelaide base

Autonomous vehicle developer opens Adelaide base

UK-based autonomous transport outfit RDM Group opens Asia Pacific HQ in Adelaide, sees “massive” demand in Australia.

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QUT and Sumitomo open solar CPV test plant in Brisbane

QUT and Sumitomo open solar CPV test plant in Brisbane

QUT and Japan’s Sumitomo open pilot plant for concentrating solar photovoltaic technology in Brisbane’s southeast.

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W.A. Labor pushes for solar, pumped hydro for coal-town Collie

W.A. Labor pushes for solar, pumped hydro for coal-town Collie

Western Australian Labor party – currently leading in the polls ahead of state election – proposes solar plant and biomass facility in Collie, at the heart of the state’s coal industry.

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Renewable energy groups mobilise as ERM's RET shortfall looms as major test

Renewable energy groups mobilise as ERM’s RET shortfall looms as major test

Peak renewables bodies are looking to mount a campaign to highlight the troubling implications of ERM Energy’s decision to pay shortfall penalties rather than support new renewable energy projects.

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Winaico extends product warranty to 15 years, touts high-temperature performance

Winaico extends product warranty to 15 years, touts high-temperature performance

Taiwanese PV module manufacturer Winaico has extended its module product warranty to 15 years – extending it by five years.

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Endeavour Energy to deploy large scale storage to reduce network investment

Endeavour Energy to deploy large scale storage to reduce network investment

NSW grid operator Endeavour Energy is tendering for a large scale battery storage array to reduce network costs for a new housing development.

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Major retailer ERM chooses penalty price over contracting new wind and solar

Major retailer ERM chooses penalty price over contracting new wind and solar

Major retailer ERM becomes first to choose paying penalty price over investing in new wind and solar, taking advantage of extensive tax losses.

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GreenSync raises $11.5m from CEFC, Southern Cross Venture Partners

GreenSync raises $11.5m from CEFC, Southern Cross Venture Partners

Australian energy software provider GreenSync raises funds to help in shift to decentralised energy system.

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Frydenberg says "clean coal" could help Australia meet Paris targets

Frydenberg says “clean coal” could help Australia meet Paris targets

Frydenberg guarantees RET support, but it’s ultra-super-critical coal that has his attention, and he says it may help Australia meet Paris climate targets.

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Labor, unions, CEC ridicule Coalition push for RET to be scrapped

Labor, unions, CEC ridicule Coalition push for RET to be scrapped

Labor, clean energy industry lampoon Coalition’s “crazy brave” attempts to bring end to popular renewable energy target.

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2017 to mark "transformational" year for large scale solar in Australia

2017 to mark “transformational” year for large scale solar in Australia

SERA predicts $1.3 billion in large scale solar investment set for 2017 will be surpassed by close to $2 billion in 2018.