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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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CEFC targets energy hungry shopping centres, with $200m finance deal

CEFC targets energy hungry shopping centres, with $200m finance deal

CEFC tips $200m debt finance into QIC’s Global Real Estate flagship Shopping Centre Fund, in deal expected to deliver energy savings of between 30-40% using solar and energy efficiency.

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First Australian corporate bulk-buy to deliver new 80MW wind farm

First Australian corporate bulk-buy to deliver new 80MW wind farm

An 80MW wind farm to be built near Ararat after first-of-kind contract with powerful consortium of 14 universities, corporations and Councils.

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Coal industry’s final insult to humanity: It’s killing our sperm

Coal industry’s final insult to humanity: It’s killing our sperm

Taiwanese study finds that men exposed to higher levels of air pollution have poorer quality sperm. Add that to climate impacts and lung disease of fossil fuels.

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100% renewables "cheaper, less risky" than building new coal: ATA

100% renewables “cheaper, less risky” than building new coal: ATA

ATA report says a 100% renewable grid by 2030 not just doable for Australia, but cheaper and safer than building new coal plants.

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Australia to lead storage boom, as home batteries become "ubiquitous"

Australia to lead storage boom, as home batteries become “ubiquitous”

BNEF report names Australia among 8 countries to lead global energy storage boom, with market forecast to double six times over between now and 2030.

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Another coal unit falls over, leaving Victoria power supply at risk

Another coal unit falls over, leaving Victoria power supply at risk

Failure of another coal power unit in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley has prompted the market operator to warn of supply shortages – and it’s not even summer yet.

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Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Report finds combination of wind power, smart controls and energy efficiency would cost $2.2bn over five years, compared to $3.6bn to keep coal plant open.

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Elon Musk unveils the long range Tesla Semi electric truck

Elon Musk unveils the long range Tesla Semi electric truck

Elon Musk is unveiling his company’s electric truck, the Tesla Semi, promising long range and big savings. Here’s what we know…

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Kidston solar + pumped hydro project wins another $5m from ARENA

Kidston solar + pumped hydro project wins another $5m from ARENA

Stage 2 of Genex Power’s solar and pumped hydro project set to reach financial close in 2018, with help of new federal government grant.

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Australia fails again in climate rankings, but states get honourable mention

Australia fails again in climate rankings, but states get honourable mention

Australia’s “unambitious, uninspired” climate policyagain puts it near bottom of global rankings. States get a mention for taking “independent action.”

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Pilbara Solar eyes NAIF funding for plan to export WA solar to Asia

Pilbara Solar eyes NAIF funding for plan to export WA solar to Asia

Pilbara Solar seeks federal government funding for plan to export WA generated solar power to Indonesia, via a sub-sea cable.