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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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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.

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Mixed Greens: Crowdfunding set to top $5bn for rooftop solar

Mixed Greens: Crowdfunding set to top $5bn for rooftop solar

SolarCity says crowdfunding for rooftop solar set to explode; Goldwind applies for Gullen changes; Atlantis to test tidal turbine in China; Oasys eyes Oz.

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Wind energy to fall 40%, coal to grow with Abbott policy changes

Report predicts repeal of carbon price and winding back of RET would cut large-scale renewable generation, like wind, by 40% by 2020.

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Margaret River winery taps solar PV with 456-panel rooftop array

Margaret River winery taps solar PV with 456-panel rooftop array

Western Australia winery aims to cut power costs and grid dependence with completion of 149kW solar PV array.

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Sungevity pockets $70m as European power giants turn to solar

Sungevity pockets $70m as European power giants turn to solar

US rooftop solar leasing upstart attracts $70m from E.ON, GE and others as major European power groups turn focus on solar.

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Renewables investment falls as solar costs 'drop like mobile phones'

Renewables investment falls as solar costs ‘drop like mobile phones’

UN report points to plunging solar costs and a surge in PV installation as silver lining to two-year decline in global renewables investment.