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The Parkinson Report

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    Solar makes its mark on unsuspecting global energy markets

    Solar makes its mark on unsuspecting global energy markets

    Here is an interesting fact: Solar PV is already upturning the business models of utilities around the world, yet right now it contributes just 1 per cent of global electricity demand. Imagine what its impact will be when it grows another tenfold in the coming decade.

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    Abbott chooses to follow fossil fuel route to Paris

    Abbott chooses to follow fossil fuel route to Paris

    Abbott government’s opening salvo on post 2020 targets puts it squarely in the camp of Big Oil and Big Coal. There is no mention of 2C target, or even the need for a clean energy transition. But it’s managed to suck in some media.

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    Abbott's climate policy farce deepens as big polluters get free kick

    Abbott’s climate policy farce deepens as big polluters get free kick

    There are supposed to be penalties for big polluters under Direct Action. Instead, the big polluters will get a massive free kick under the government’s plan as the Coalition’s energy and climate policies descend further into high farce.

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    Abbott’s divide and conquer rule crucifies renewables industry

    Abbott’s divide and conquer rule crucifies renewables industry

    First the Abbott government brought the renewable energy industry to a standstill, then it brought it to its knees. Now, it has effectively told it to go and get stuffed. Abbott has crucified Australia’s renewable energy industry by cynically preying on its three major weaknesses – a lack of financial muscle; a lack of unity, and it’s craving for policy certainty.

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    The EV revolution is coming – charged by Australian technology

    The EV revolution is coming – charged by Australian technology

    Brisbane-based Tritium has landed a major deal to supply its Australian-made fast charging technology to US-based ChargePoint, developer of the world’s largest EV charging network. In Australia to announce the deal, ChargePoint CEO says the global shift to electric driving is underway – a key part of energy revolution.