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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Hunt attacked from all sides on 'safeguards mechanism', digs deeper into denial

Hunt attacked from all sides on ‘safeguards mechanism’, digs deeper into denial

Labor calls “peak ineffectiveness” on Direct Action as Greg Hunt denies claims from the right the policy might actually have some bite.

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Two Australian companies tapped for global clean energy showcase

Two Australian companies tapped for global clean energy showcase

Sydney-based companies Wattwatchers, Solar Analytics picked for showcase of 100 breakthrough technologies and startups driving decarbonisation of global economy.

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Melbourne company to roll out "world's toughest" off-road EV

Melbourne company to roll out “world’s toughest” off-road EV

Melbourne manufacturer to begin producing its first electric vehicle, an Australian designed and made off-road EV for use by the mining sector.

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Tesla raises $1.7bn to ramp up Model 3 production

Tesla raises $1.7bn to ramp up Model 3 production

Tesla will use $1.7 billion raised in a share offering to boost production of its mass-market Model 3 to 500,000 cars a year by 2018.

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WA network adopts "mobile phone plans" to deal with peak consumption

WA network adopts “mobile phone plans” to deal with peak consumption

Horizon Power pilot scheme to adapt “mobile phone” style plans to set consumption limits in times of peak demand.

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Tasmania rooftop solar worth three times current tariff: report

Tasmania rooftop solar worth three times current tariff: report

Report says Tasmania rooftop solar power worth nearly 3x what it’s currently valued at, and this is stopping growth that could bolster energy security.

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Dow Chemical puts more manufacturing plants on 100% renewables

Dow Chemical puts more manufacturing plants on 100% renewables

Dow Chemical, one of world’s biggest industrial energy consumers, signs more deals to power its manufacturing facilities with renewable energy.

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Gas back on "standby" in Tasmania, as rains allow industrials to power on

Gas back on “standby” in Tasmania, as rains allow industrials to power on

Tasmania’s major gas power generator has been switched to standby, as record rains boost hydropower supply into surplus.

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Solar and wind power generation both leap-frog coal in UK

Solar and wind power generation both leap-frog coal in UK

Both solar and wind power have managed to outperform coal in their contributions to the UK national grid over the past two months.

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Greens electric vehicle policy aims for 31,000 more EVs on roads by 2021

Greens electric vehicle policy aims for 31,000 more EVs on roads by 2021

Greens policy would offer free registration and government grants to add 31,000 electric vehicles to Australian roads in five years.

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Press Club debate: Yes to solar thermal, maybe to nuclear, and how Coalition saved planet

Press Club debate: Yes to solar thermal, maybe to nuclear, and how Coalition saved planet

Greg Hunt and Mark Butler debated climate, renewables and environment policy at the National Press Club. Here’s what you need to know…