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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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ACT’s Corbell to rally states on renewable targets

ACT’s Corbell to rally states on renewable targets

ACT Energy Minister Simon Corbell intends to rally state governments to implement their own renewable energy policies should the Abbott government adopt the ‘dismal” recommendations of the Warburton review

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FRV says Australia solar pipeline worthless if RET changed

FRV says Australia solar pipeline worthless if RET changed

Spain’s FRV says “extreme” views and RET Review making Australia less attractive for investment, but coal cannot deliver cheap energy over long term.

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Australia opens largest solar farm, but solar future clouded

Australia opens largest solar farm, but solar future clouded

Australia’s largest solar farm opened south of Canberra, but innovation in ACT threatens to be overshadowed by federal backflips on renewables.

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Interview: Simon Corbell on wind, solar and dismal energy politics

Interview: Simon Corbell on wind, solar and dismal energy politics

Australia’s most progressive energy minister on wind auctions, solar NIMBYs, storage options, the ‘dismal’ RET review and options for the states.

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The WA green power scheme that wasn’t

The WA green power scheme that wasn’t

WA consumers rail against state-owned retailer Synergy, after being told their premiums were not invested in local environmental schemes.

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Why were RET modellers instructed to ignore commercial reality?

Why were RET modellers instructed to ignore commercial reality?

ACIL Allen says it was instructed by RET Review panel – headed by climate skeptic Dick Warburton – to ignore commercial realities around coal-fired generation. Such modelling would be rejected by any company board, and the government should do the same.

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Graph of the Day: Queenslanders continue rush to rooftop solar

Graph of the Day: Queenslanders continue rush to rooftop solar

Households and businesses continue to defy expectations, and install large rooftop solar systems in Queensland despite change in tariffs.

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Warburton says energy market modeling as bad as climate modeling

Warburton says energy market modeling as bad as climate modeling

After months of denying a bias against renewables and climate science, RET Review head Dick Warburton says globe not warming, developing renewables pointless.

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Australia’s wind turbines may stop spinning as banks foreclose

Australia’s wind turbines may stop spinning as banks foreclose

Wind farms in Australia may have to close under proposals put forward by RET Review panel, which is accused of ignoring financing issues.

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Greg Hunt says slashing RET will not break election promise

Greg Hunt says slashing RET will not break election promise

Hunt says slashing renewables target to 25,000GWh would not break an election promise – because 41,000GWh was nothing but a “flaw in system”.

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Why Warburton wants to set solar industry back a decade

Why Warburton wants to set solar industry back a decade

The Warburton review may cause a brief boom in rooftop solar, but it will kill the prospect of large scale solar farms, and set the industry back a decade in Australia – the country that should be leading the world in solar energy.