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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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ACT energy efficiency scheme saving households $1,600 a year

ACT energy efficiency scheme saving households $1,600 a year

Review of ACT’s Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme finds it cuts equivalent of 237,908 tonnes of CO2, saves participating households $1,600.

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Investor groups worth trillions call for price on carbon, climate deal

Investor groups worth trillions call for price on carbon, climate deal

Just as Australia dumps its carbon price, investor groups representing $24 trillion of funds under management call for carbon pricing across the globe, as the push for a new international climate agreement gathers pace.

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Mixed Greens: Policy uncertainty threatens carbon farming billions

Mixed Greens: Policy uncertainty threatens carbon farming billions

Report warns uncertainty could wipe $1.4bn from CFI; Save Solar campaign continues; building upgrade finance website launched; clothing waste targeted.

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Graph of the Day: Counting climate refugees

Graph of the Day: Counting climate refugees

Report shows 22m people internally displaced in 2013 as a result of extreme weather related disaster, three times as many as those displaced by conflict.

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Hockey anti-wind rants 'unhelpful,' says Vic energy minister

Hockey anti-wind rants ‘unhelpful,’ says Vic energy minister

Victorian energy minister Russell Northe describes federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s latest anti-wind comments as ‘unhelpful,’ not the view of Vic Coalition.

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Google invests $145m to turn oil field into solar plant

Google invests $145m to turn oil field into solar plant

Google’s 17th renewables investment will put $145m towards the development of an 82MW solar project being built on a former oil and gas field.

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ARENA, network lobby join forces on renewables grid integration

ARENA, network lobby join forces on renewables grid integration

Australian Renewable Energy Agency and Energy Networks Association to collaborate on stocktake of 176 renewable grid integration projects across Australia.

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Climate-driven flooding could cost Australia billions

Climate-driven flooding could cost Australia billions

Climate Council report warns sea level rise – driven by unchecked climate change – exposes Australia to a coastal flooding risk that could cost $226bn.

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Climate inaction worse for economy than action: report

Climate inaction worse for economy than action: report

Leading international economists dismiss cost of climate action as ‘false dilemma,’ identify major opportunities for strong growth and lower emissions.

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Mixed Greens: A challenge to Australia's energy order?

Mixed Greens: A challenge to Australia’s energy order?

Snowy Hydro buys Lumo Energy; Alinta officially up for sale, explains solar thermal delays; EY buys Roam Consulting; and ACF’s new president, Geoff Cousins.

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Abbott to miss UN climate summit in New York - by one day

Abbott to miss UN climate summit in New York – by one day

Australian PM won’t join 125 other world leaders at NY climate summit, will arrive there one day later to attend UN security talks.