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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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SA govt to boost its low-emissions vehicle numbers to 2000 by 2020

SA govt to boost its low-emissions vehicle numbers to 2000 by 2020

South Australian government says a mix of electric, hydrogen and hybrid vehicles will make up 30% of its fleet by 2020.

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Big solar helps deliver near record PV growth in 2015

Big solar helps deliver near record PV growth in 2015

In a year of record global growth, solar PV broke records in Australia in 2015 too, with biggest ever year for big solar helping to balance fall in rooftop market.

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Tesla Model X Australian price revealed

Tesla Model X Australian price revealed

Tesla Motors has revealed the Australian price for the entry-level version of its much-hyped Model X SUV – “the safest, quickest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history.”

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Tesla's new master plan revealed, and it's Uber ambitious

Tesla’s new master plan revealed, and it’s Uber ambitious

Elon Musk reveals part 2 of Tesla master plan, including ambition to dominate car sharing space with a fleet of customer-owned, autonomous-driving Tesla EVs.

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Victoria becomes first Australia government to tap green bond market

Victoria becomes first Australia government to tap green bond market

Victorian state government becomes Australia’s first to join green bond market with $300m issuance to finance low-carbon investment.

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Australia in reverse on energy efficiency, says new global report

Australia in reverse on energy efficiency, says new global report

Report finds Australia going backwards in energy efficiency, due to particularly poor performance in transport and industry.

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Gas generators called out for exploiting NEM flaw, creating "obscene price spikes"

Gas generators called out for exploiting NEM flaw, creating “obscene price spikes”

The Australia Institute says gas are generators are driving “obscene” power price spikes by choosing to exploit an energy market failure, rather than fulfil their role of complementing renewables.

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America's largest rooftop solar array completed in Las Vegas

America’s largest rooftop solar array completed in Las Vegas

NRG Energy has completed installation of America’s largest rooftop solar array: an 8.3MW system on MGM Resort’s Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas that will supply 25% of the entire resort and casino complex’s electricity.

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ACT opens solar scheme to low-income households

ACT opens solar scheme to low-income households

ACT opens $2m pilot program to provide access to solar rooftop to those households least able to afford it – or high electricity bills.

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Jobs and growth: "Nothing ugly about wind farms," says Andrews govt

Jobs and growth: “Nothing ugly about wind farms,” says Andrews govt

Victorian Labor underlines support for wind energy development, as a boon to regional economies and a key climate action.

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UK energy industry veterans put money on battery storage

UK energy industry veterans put money on battery storage

UK residential battery storage upstart Moixa has recently attracted the interest – and funds – of three former leaders of Britain’s old energy order.