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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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"Hazelwood effect" a blip on Australia's worsening emissions profile

“Hazelwood effect” a blip on Australia’s worsening emissions profile

Increased use of fossil fuels is driving global emissions up by 2% this year, upsetting what had been a three-year plateau. Meanwhile, in Australia…

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Wind turbine collapse under investigation at Antarctic research centre

Wind turbine collapse under investigation at Antarctic research centre

One of two wind turbines that help to power Australia’s Mawson research station in Antarctica has partially collapsed.

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Sugar vs solar, round 2: 60MW Qld project stalls after opposition from cane farmers

Sugar vs solar, round 2: 60MW Qld project stalls after opposition from cane farmers

ESCO Pacific’s proposed 60MW Mirani Solar Farm has failed to win approval from the local council, after strong opposition from local sugar can growers.

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We'll keep lights on, states can worry about emissions: ESB

We’ll keep lights on, states can worry about emissions: ESB

ESB chair Kerry Schott says it will be up to the states to act if they want higher emissions targets.

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Queensland coal plant has a photo – now all it needs is a massive subsidy

Queensland coal plant has a photo – now all it needs is a massive subsidy

A mock-up image of a new coal plant has been created, as part of the increasingly intense campaign to have one built – and funded by taxpayers – in north Queensland.

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Graphs of the Day: Australia the global climate laggard

Graphs of the Day: Australia the global climate laggard

If the Turnbull government was setting the standard for global climate action… we’d be going to hell in a handcart, says new report.

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Renewable energy for industry next big thing for Australia, says IEA

Renewable energy for industry next big thing for Australia, says IEA

International Energy Agency says solar, hydro and and wind have enormous potential for use in industrial processes – particularly in places like Australia, where the cost will be $USUS30/MWh.

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Australia adds 107MW rooftop solar in October as 2017 heads for record year

Australia adds 107MW rooftop solar in October as 2017 heads for record year

Commercial solar growth helps push Australia’s total PV installs to 107MW in October, almost guaranteeing 1GW record for 2017.

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Flinders Island makes switch to renewables, with solar, wind and energy storage Hub

Flinders Island makes switch to renewables, with solar, wind and energy storage Hub

Flinders Island’s Hybrid Energy Hub is already taking the previously diesel powered Tasmanian island to levels of 80% renewables, and should manage to supply 100 per cent of demand before the year is out.

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Chevy Bolt set to catch Tesla in US EV race

Chevy Bolt set to catch Tesla in US EV race

Luxury price tags have not stopped Tesla from dominating the US electric vehicle market so far, but is all that about to change?

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Graphs of the Day: A really bad day for so-called "reliable" coal

Graphs of the Day: A really bad day for so-called “reliable” coal

Multiple fault with multiple coal generators on Monday highlight the perils of relying on “baseload” coal to keep the lights on.