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Articles by Giles Parkinson

Giles Parkinson is a journalist of 30 years experience, a former Business Editor and Deputy Editor of the Financial Review, a columnist for The Bulletin magazine and The Australian, and the former editor of Climate Spectator.

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Coalition's great big climate hoax turns to outright denial

Coalition’s great big climate hoax turns to outright denial

First, the Coalition sought to deny that its climate policies would ever evolve into something that actually reduces emissions. Now, it is seeking to remove evidence that climate change is having any impact at all.

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IPA renews call to abolish ARENA. But does it know why?

IPA renews call to abolish ARENA. But does it know why?

Arch conservative think tank IPA renews call for closure of hundreds of government agencies, including ARENA, CCA and CER. But does it understand what they actually do?

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Scientists say proposed cuts could "wipe out" solar research in Australia

Scientists say proposed cuts could “wipe out” solar research in Australia

Australia’s two most prominent solar scientists say solar R&D in Australia could be wiped out by Coalition, Labor moves against ARENA.

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Big Oil struggles with speed of renewable energy transition

Big Oil struggles with speed of renewable energy transition

Last year, Big Oil made a big effort to shove coal out of the energy system, but it is not appreciating efforts by renewable energy technologies to accelerate its own transition.

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ACT reports 15 bids, "impressive prices" for latest 200MW wind + solar auction

ACT reports 15 bids, “impressive prices” for latest 200MW wind + solar auction

ACT says receives more than 1,000MW of wind and solar proposals and “impressive” prices in latest renewable energy auction.

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Ergon offers 12.5 year power purchase deal with 170MW wind farm

Ergon offers 12.5 year power purchase deal with 170MW wind farm

Queensland to build first large scale wind farm after 170MW Mt Emerald project wins Ergon tender, but other projects “still being considered.”

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Engie flags potential closure of Hazelwood, world's most polluting power plant

Engie flags potential closure of Hazelwood, world’s most polluting power plant

Engie reveals for first time that it is considering closure of Hazelwood brown coal generator in Victoria, the world’s most polluting power plant.

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Adani identifies 650MW large-scale solar projects in Australia

Adani identifies 650MW large-scale solar projects in Australia

Adani identifies four major large scale solar projects it says it wants to develop in Australia. It still wants to proceed with Carmichael coal mine, but analysts say solar is better financial deal than coal.

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Coalition governments drag the chain on renewable energy

Coalition governments drag the chain on renewable energy

New report highlights how Labor states and territory have led the way on renewable energy, and why Coalition governments are not to be trusted on helping roll out large scale wind and solar.

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ACT targets 600 homes in second round of battery storage tender

ACT targets 600 homes in second round of battery storage tender

ACT’s second tender for battery storage installations in homes and businesses expected to result in 2MW of additional capacity for around 600 homes.

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Networks discover that rooftop solar is no longer the enemy

Networks discover that rooftop solar is no longer the enemy

Australian network operators have had an epiphany. The future lies in solar and storage and smart technologies, and the utilities have to cater for customer needs. But is too late?