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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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Tasmania could become Victoria's zero emissions baseload generator

Tasmania could become Victoria’s zero emissions baseload generator

HydroTas boss says Apple Isle could provide 1GW of zero emission ‘baseload’ power through wind and hydro, replacing brown coal generators in Latrobe Valley.

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Solar leasing market in Australia could reach $100bn

Solar leasing market in Australia could reach $100bn

New player in solar leasing says Australian market could reach $100 billion. It sees huge demand from businesses, as well as homes when battery storage becomes cost competitive in a few years, and it sees huge appetite from banks and super funds for an annuity style infrastructure investment.

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Abengoa may sign miner to support solar tower + storage plant

Abengoa may sign miner to support solar tower + storage plant

Abengoa looks to sign giant iron ore miner to support Australia’s first large scale solar tower power plant with molten salt storage.

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Abbott to continue fight to scrap CEFC, ARENA

Abbott to continue fight to scrap CEFC, ARENA

Abbott government vows to persist with policy to scrap CEFC and ARENA, even though it may not reach emissions reduction targets without them.

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NSW plans solar policy initiative to 'transform' mid scale solar

NSW plans solar policy initiative to ‘transform’ mid scale solar

NSW says to encourage government buildings to use solar leases to install rooftop PV and source around 30% of electricity needs from solar.

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NSW government flags changes to wind energy noise assessment

NSW government flags changes to wind energy noise assessment

NSW govt flags changes to industrial noise standards to cover all sectors, removing a major weapon used by anti wind energy campaigners.

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CEFC sponsors $580m clean energy fund, Australia’s first

CEFC sponsors $580m clean energy fund, Australia’s first

CEFC teams with Colonial First State Global Asset Management for $580m fund to invest in commercial solar PV leasing and other large scale renewable projects.

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CEFC to provide $120m to unlock Australia rooftop solar finance

CEFC to provide $120m to unlock Australia rooftop solar finance

CEFC brings in US solar giant SunEdison to Australian rooftop solar market, and helps local manufacturer Tindo. All told, $166 million will be deployed to expand solar financing and power purchase agreements to avoid up front costs of rooftop solar.

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HSBC: Australia risks economic isolation from carbon repeal

HSBC: Australia risks economic isolation from carbon repeal

HSBC says carbon price repeal leaves Australia’s resource-intensive economy – and its farm exports – “even more vulnerable” as world moves in opposite direction.

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Carbon price gone: Next target is wind and solar

Carbon price gone: Next target is wind and solar

Coal generators are celebrating the repeal of the carbon price, and large scale renewables are at a standstill. The next item on the COALition agenda is wind and solar, but consumer groups are fighting back.

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Another REDP grant fails, as Petratherm misses geothermal target

Another REDP grant fails, as Petratherm misses geothermal target

Another project allocated funds under the former Labor government has missed its target, with Petratherm advising that it is unable to raise funds for what was once considered one of the country’s flagship geothermal projects.