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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Mixed Greens: Carnegie raises $9m for CETO-6

Mixed Greens: Carnegie raises $9m for CETO-6

Carnegie Wave capital raising oversubscribed; Kangaroo green bond market tipped to hit $1bn; Barrier Reef’s solar protector; Redflow improves batteries.

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Wind and solar generation half the cost of nuclear

Wind and solar generation half the cost of nuclear

German study concludes new-build wind and solar power generation cost 50% less than new-build nuclear. Coal barely rates a mention.

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Renewables advocates hail NEM reforms as win for consumers

Renewables advocates hail NEM reforms as win for consumers

AEMC adopts NEM reforms to make it cheaper, easier and faster for households and businesses to install solar and other clean energy systems.

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Australia beats Kyoto target, as US carbon emissions fall

Australia beats Kyoto target, as US carbon emissions fall

Australia meets first Kyoto climate target with 131m tonnes of carbon to spare. Will this lead to an increased 2020 target, or increased complacency?

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Big off-grid prospects for small 24/7 solar thermal plant

Big off-grid prospects for small 24/7 solar thermal plant

Newcastle pool’s new 200kW solar thermal array is no Ivanpah, but its first-of-a kind Aussie technology could prove a big deal for off-grid renewables.

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UniSuper taps World Bank's first Australian Green Bond issue

UniSuper taps World Bank’s first Australian Green Bond issue

University super fund invests $100m in World Bank’s first Australian Green Bond issue, in bid to drive low-carbon investment.

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Graph of the Day: EV count doubles to 400,000 worldwide

Graph of the Day: EV count doubles to 400,000 worldwide

New data shows global EV numbers climbed to just over 400,000 in early 2014, and has doubled in each of last two years.

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AER cracks down on poles and wires to cut electricity bills

AER cracks down on poles and wires to cut electricity bills

AER cites decreased demand and ‘over-estimated capital expenditure’ in decision to downgrade revenue allowances for NSW electricity distributors.

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Mixed Greens: Home-grown solar thermal pilot launched

Mixed Greens: Home-grown solar thermal pilot launched

Solar thermal demo plant launched at a Newcastle pool; rooftop solar booming in Vic mortgage belt; two clean energy companies head down under.

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Homegrown technology aims to put rooftop solar on the map

Homegrown technology aims to put rooftop solar on the map

ASX-listed Nearmap has repurposed its market-leading aerial imaging platform for the rooftop solar industry.

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Global wind market rebounds amid calls for policy certainty

Global wind market rebounds amid calls for policy certainty

Global Wind Energy Council predicts dramatic increase in 2014, but warns of long-term damage of policy uncertainty.