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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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AER attacked from both sides - consumers and networks – over NSW power prices

AER attacked from both sides – consumers and networks – over NSW power prices

Too high, or not high enough? Australian Energy Regulator faces legal challenges from Networks NSW and consumer advocacy group over its final 5-year electricity pricing determination.

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Queensland solar tile company raises $765,000 ahead of ASX listing

Queensland solar tile company raises $765,000 ahead of ASX listing

Australian manufacturer of solar power and hot water-generating roof tiles has attracted $765,000 in oversubscribed capital raising, ahead of ASX listing.

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FRV plans 150MW solar farm for Queensland cane-growing region

FRV plans 150MW solar farm for Queensland cane-growing region

FRV is seeking a PPA with Queensland electricity retailers ahead of plans to build a solar PV farm of up to 150MW in Clare, south of Townsville.

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El Niño: Investors should heed warnings of climate disruption, says HSBC

El Niño: Investors should heed warnings of climate disruption, says HSBC

HSBC report says 2015 El Niño could be highly disruptive to global food markets, including Australian wheat, bananas, sugar cane and cattle.

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Australia's largest community solar farm proposed for ACT

Australia’s largest community solar farm proposed for ACT

SolarShare is seeking approval from ACT govt to build a 1MW community-owned solar farm in Canberra’s Maruja Valley, alongside a commercial PV plant.

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Sydney-based fund aims to raise $20m to finance commercial solar

Sydney-based fund aims to raise $20m to finance commercial solar

Sydney group launches $20 million solar fund that will provide Power Purchase Agreement finance for small and medium enterprises, for systems up to 100kW.

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Graph of the Day: How utilities see themselves in 2030

Graph of the Day: How utilities see themselves in 2030

PwC survey finds that utilities are finally waking up to the threat of changed energy business models.

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Global renewables jobs boom to 7.7m in 2014 – Australia off the map

Global renewables jobs boom to 7.7m in 2014 – Australia off the map

Report finds renewables jobs grew 18% in 2014 as countries like China, Germany and Bangladesh rode the clean energy wave. Australia doesn’t rate a mention.

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Solar power proposal for Melbourne trams challenges coal generators

Solar power proposal for Melbourne trams challenges coal generators

Ground-breaking proposal to power Melbourne tram network with solar energy generated by 2x20MW PV plants seeks govt PPA.

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Fossil fuels subsidies cost world $5.3 trillion a year – $10m a minute

Fossil fuels subsidies cost world $5.3 trillion a year – $10m a minute

The IMF has more than doubled its estimate of global fossil fuel subsidies to $US5.3trn/year. More than the health spending of all the world’s governments.

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WA council to build utility-scale solar farm to meet growing electricity demand

WA council to build utility-scale solar farm to meet growing electricity demand

City of Wanneroo calls for tenders to build a large-scale solar farm in Perth’s northern suburbs after rejecting fossil fuel alternatives.