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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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 New-build houses must install solar, wind in WA suburb

New-build houses must install solar, wind in WA suburb

Nedlands Council orders new-build and renovated houses in affluent Perth suburb to install minimum of 1.5kW solar, wind or other on-site generation.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's unsustainable size 13 footprint

Graph of the Day: Australia’s unsustainable size 13 footprint

WWF says Australia one of worst offenders in a world living well beyond its means – a pattern driving dramatic declines in biodiversity since 1970.

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NSW fertiliser firm installs 100kW solar to cut bills $45k/year

NSW fertiliser firm installs 100kW solar to cut bills $45k/year

A 100kW rooftop solar system installed by one of Australia’s leading fertilizer and garden products manufacturer should save the company $45,000 a year.

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China pushes provinces on renewables, ready to be solar superpower

China pushes provinces on renewables, ready to be solar superpower

Amid predictions China could have a 35% share of global PV capacity by 2050, Beijing calls for regional govts to have up to 10% renewables by 2015.

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Thousands expected to Rally for Renewables ahead of decision on RET

Thousands expected to Rally for Renewables ahead of decision on RET

Thousands of renewables workers and supporters set to picket government offices across Australia to demand support for the 41,000GWh by 2020 RET.

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Coalition MP calls anti-coal protesters 'terrorists,' 'green germs'

Coalition MP calls anti-coal protesters ‘terrorists,’ ‘green germs’

Federal MP George Christensen equates environmental activism with terrorism, says ‘gutless green germs’ are attacking Australian livelihoods.

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Conergy Australia's heartfelt solar plea to Abbott

Conergy Australia’s heartfelt solar plea to Abbott

A 2MW solar plant Conergy Australia is building in New Caledonia will be heart-shaped: a message to the Abbott government to ‘start loving solar.’

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Did the New York Climate Summit deliver?

Did the New York Climate Summit deliver?

…Depends who you ask. A summary of the practical outcomes of the UN Climate Summit in New York shows there was some level of success.

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ARENA boosts its coffers as Geodynamics funding reduced

ARENA boosts its coffers as Geodynamics funding reduced

ASX-listed geothermal outfit Geodynamics agrees to $30m reduction to ARENA grant, as Agency recoups funds from scrapped projects.

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Rockefeller heirs shift oil fortune into renewables, call it 'astute business'

Rockefeller heirs shift oil fortune into renewables, call it ‘astute business’

The heirs to the fortune of US oil tycoons John and William Rockefeller have divested their funds fossil fuel investments and reinvested them in renewables.

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Another gong for Uni Wollongong net-zero energy fibro shack

Another gong for Uni Wollongong net-zero energy fibro shack

Team UOW’s net-zero energy Illawarra Flame House – based on a converted fibro shack – wins another award, this time for engineering excellence.