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The Parkinson Report

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    Energy wars: retailers attack networks on gold plating

    Energy wars: retailers attack networks on gold plating

    Retailers set off a turf war against network operators, effectively accusing them of trying to gold plate the network once again, while the retailers suffer the impact has more consumers turn to solar and storage, and consider leaving the grid.

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    UBS: Time to join the solar, EV, storage revolution

    UBS: Time to join the solar, EV, storage revolution

    UBS says payback time for combined EV plus solar plus battery storage will be as low as 6 years by 2020 – unsubsidised. This means centralised fossil fuel generation will become “dinosaurs” – inflexible and irrelevant, even as back-up. “Large scale power stations could be on a path to extinction”.

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    AGL Energy fades from green to black

    AGL Energy fades from green to black

    AGL Energy completes transformation from ‘green’ to ‘black’ with purchase of 4,600MW of coal generation. Now it has a new challenge – keeping carbon price and renewables at bay, but also retaining trust from customers, dealing with “demand destruction” and disruptive technologies.

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    Abbott’s new attack on renewables may spark another solar boom

    Abbott’s new attack on renewables may spark another solar boom

    Tony Abbott’s renewed attacked on the renewable energy industry might be bad news for wind and large scale solar, but it could spark another ‘solar-coaster’ as households and small businesses rush to install rooftop PV systems before the remaining incentives are closed.

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    Tony Abbott still determined to kill renewable energy target

    A new report from AFR underlines the determination of the Abbott government to kill renewable energy in Australia. This comes as a new report says coal and gas generators will pocket an extra $10bn in profits if the RET is scrapped.