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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Sugar vs solar: Qld govt weighs in on legal challenge to solar farm

Sugar vs solar: Qld govt weighs in on legal challenge to solar farm

Legal challenge by sugar miller against the development of one of Australia’s biggest solar farms in Clare, Qld, could be ‘called in’ by state govt.

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Latest anti-wind push by Senators called a 'political stitch-up'

Latest anti-wind push by Senators called a ‘political stitch-up’

CEC slams calls from anti-wind senators to cut subsidies back even further, make them conditional on adherence to federal ‘infrasound’ laws.

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Tesla Model X set to arrive in Australia 2016, as orders open

Tesla Model X set to arrive in Australia 2016, as orders open

Australian drivers can now order a Telsa Model X, with the long-awaited all-electric SUV with ‘falcon-wing’ doors due to arrive on Australian roads in 2016.

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Can consumers handle the complexity of solar and storage?

Can consumers handle the complexity of solar and storage?

The inevitable and unstoppable shift to solar and storage is likely to see a big change in the way that tariffs are structured – hopefully for the better, rather than the worse – but it may just mean another level of complexity for consumers in what is already a thoroughly opaque market.

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CleanTech Cluster launched to support Australian green business growth

CleanTech Cluster launched to support Australian green business growth

Industry-based mechanism to give Australian cleantech companies financial and commercial backing, after Abbott government cuts federal support.

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Community energy retailer aims to be Australia's cheapest, help people quit grid

Community energy retailer aims to be Australia’s cheapest, help people quit grid

NSW community energy start-up Enova prepares IPO, with plans to be Australia’s cheapest green energy retailer and installer, and help locals quit the grid.

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Carnegie Wave wins grant to deliver cheaper, more efficient wave energy

Carnegie Wave wins grant to deliver cheaper, more efficient wave energy

Carnegie Wave awarded Australian Research Council grant to work with UWA on ways to improve energy cost, efficiency.

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Queensland plans solar fast-charging stations for electric vehicle 'super highway'

Queensland plans solar fast-charging stations for electric vehicle ‘super highway’

Qld govt calls for EOI to build a solar electric vehicle fast-charge service station near Townsville, as first in possible 1600km electric ‘super highway’.

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Slow electric vehicle uptake costing Australian economy millions

Slow electric vehicle uptake costing Australian economy millions

Utilities warn Australia’s ‘do nothing’ approach to electric vehicles could cost economy more than $350m over 20 years.

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Australian Tesla Model S driver taps wind energy on Queensland road trip

Australian Tesla Model S driver taps wind energy on Queensland road trip

Australian Tesla Model S driver has recharged at a wind farm in northern Queensland as part of road trip showcasing electric vehicles and renewable energy.

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London looks to boost EV uptake with strong new incentives

London looks to boost EV uptake with strong new incentives

London Mayor Boris Johnson unveils plans to boost the uptake of EVs and other ultra-low emissions vehicles in the city, including big incentives for taxi drivers.